Thursday, July 15, 2004

amelia rules! the whole world's crazy

Amelia Rules! The Whole World's Crazy by Jimmy Gownley is a graphic novel with a 9-year-old main character but it can definitely be enjoyed by all ages. Amelia & her nerd friends are very amusing, whether they're on a camping trip with Amelia's dad or in gym class.
Amelia and her mom have just moved in with her aunt because her parents are divorced. This is a source of frustration for Amelia but she copes by making friends with the kids in the neighborhood.  Unfortunately she realizes too late that she has made friends with the outcasts of school including one kid who wears his pjs all the time and is called Pajamaman!
This collection of Amelia stories may remind you of the "Peanuts" cartoons... Charlie Brown and the gang are a lot like Amelia and her hapless bunch.