Graphic novels are the hot trend that kids ages 8 to 12 are really into and I for one LOVE to see children grabbing these up as anything that gets them reading is okay by this former librarian! Big Sis is 9 and although she enjoys chapter books she will normally grab up a graphic novel first if given the choice. The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo: The Monster Mall by Drew Weing is the second volume in the series and is a fun book that neither of us wanted to put down!
Charles meets a lot of monsters in his line of work. While assisting Margo Maloo on her assignments, he’s had close encounters with trolls, ghosts, imps, and ogres. And lately, they’re all saying the same thing: living in Echo City is getting harder.
As the human population of the city is grows, monsters are being forced to abandon their homes. Teenagers are creeping into their territory, smartphones in hand, eager to photograph paranormal activity. Some monsters are tired of hiding and ready to fight. How can Margo and Charles keep Echo City’s monster community a secret, when it’s teetering in the brink of war?
In this second volume of The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo, graphic novelist Drew Weing delivers a fresh and funny take on the age-old battle between kids and closet-dwelling monsters.
Drew Weing lives in Athens, Georgia, with his wife, cartoonist Eleanor Davis, and too many cats. He makes comics for print and online, among which are the nautical graphic novel Set to Sea, and the early-reader comic Flop to the Top, which he co-authored with his wife.
Charles can be a bit timid but when he is working with Margo he finds himself being braver than normal. Margo is on a mission to protect monsters and she wants Charles to help by informing other children so they will leave the monsters alone. In this volume you follow the two as they solve monster mysteries and meet some kids and monsters along the way. Big Sis has already read this book several times and she can’t wait to read the next one in the series. I really enjoyed this book too because it is a twist on your typical kid/monster story. These two are out to help the monsters! You can pre-order your copy at Barnes and Noble. This is one graphic novel book series your kids will not want to miss out on!