Tiny Aunt Island

Red Comet. (Gustav & Henri: Bk. 2). Mar. 2023. 128p. Tr $14.99. ISBN 9781636550480.
Gr 2-5–In this second volume of the series, problem-solving duo pig Gustav and cocker spaniel Henri find themselves repeatedly pulled into wacky and humorous adventures over the course of three short stories. In “Gustav, Lost Pig,” the duo get caught in a storm while white water rafting, ending up on a desert island that is more than meets the eye. When a puzzle piece falls down their kitchen sink, the only obvious solution is to shrink down and go after it in “Gustav, Micro-Pig.” Lastly, Henri and Gustav investigate the disappearance of Gustav’s agoraphobic aunt in “Detective Gustav and the Great Aunt Hunt.” Young readers, particularly those with shorter attention spans, will enjoy the quick pace of the stories and striking black, orange, and gray-hued illustrations.
VERDICT Easily read as a standalone and will appeal to readers who enjoy uniquely designed graphic novels.

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