Graphic Novel Review: Giants Beware!
Giants Beware! by Jorge Aguirre
Published by First Second on April 10th 2012
Genres: Graphic Novel
Make way for Claudette the giant slayer in this delightful, fantastical adventure! Claudette’s fondest wish is to slay a giant. But her village is so safe and quiet! What’s a future giant slayer to do? With her best friend Marie (an aspiring princess), and her brother Gaston (a pastry-chef-to-be), Claudette embarks on a super-secret quest to find a giant—without parental permission. Can they find and defeat the giant before their parents find them and drag them back home? Giants Beware! offers up a wondrous, self-contained world in the tradition of the very best of Pixar. Claudette and her friends will have you laughing out loud from page one.
Plot: Claudette is not your average little girl. Her village is terrified of the Giants that live close to them, but she wants to deal with the problem once and for all, by slaying them! It takes a bit of convincing, but she manages to bring her friends along with her on the adventure. Little does she know what really involves slaying a giant.
I just loved the way this book read and it had me laughing the whole time while reading. The adventure of the story definitely carries you away into a world where giants exist and girls can be a little overenthusiastic about running off to slay giants.
Characters: I just love Claudette. She is very energetic and a bit single-minded at times. She also is cunning in the way that she pulls her two friends along with her. Two not-so-adventureful characters. The opposite in fact of Claudette.
Graphics: Absolutely beautiful. There is nothing like full color graphic novels and this one is the reason why. The world is so beautiful and should be in full color. I love the way the characters were drawn. I hope when I put this in my library that it never stays on the shelf. It's such a fantastic book.