REVIEW: Laika by Nick Abadzis

Former teacher, radio DJ, theatre manager, and general jack-of-all-trades David Elzey (maybe that should be "David-of-all-trades") describes his blog, the excelsior file, as "children’s literature, reviews, thoughts, commentary, and whatever else fits the bill." His blog is definitely eclectic. You’ll find contributions to Poetry Friday, comments on picture books, interviews, and sneak peeks at graphic novels, such as his recent review of Cybils graphic novel nominee Laika by Nick Abadzis (First Second).

Elzey–one of our judges for the Graphic Novel category–starts his review by posing a couple of crucial questions:

When I heard about this project the first question that crossed my mind
was "How do you make the story of the first dog in space interesting?"  My second question was "And would young readers even care?"

Find out the answers, and get a sneak peek inside the book, in the full review.

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