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Graphic novels for a 7 yr old, would Tin Tin be suitable? Any other recommendations?

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bran Mon 19-Sep-11 17:09:36

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madamehooch Mon 19-Sep-11 17:45:35

Tin Tin would be great but also check out - they do wonderful graphic novels, including the classics.

An0therName Mon 19-Sep-11 20:50:42

what about asterix (sp)

Takver Mon 19-Sep-11 21:51:53

I don't think TinTin would be too old. Asterix is definitely better though smile

TeamDamon Mon 19-Sep-11 21:55:41

DS (8) loved Calamity Jack

He hasn't read Rapunzel's Revenge though - must get it for him!

bran Mon 19-Sep-11 21:56:25

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LoveInAColdClimate Mon 19-Sep-11 21:59:40

I would have thought Asterix would be fine - why not borrow some from library to see?

jongleuse Mon 19-Sep-11 22:55:55

DS 6 loves Tin Tin. Also those Marcia Williams versions of Greek myths etc. The Book people had them on offer recently.

munstersmum Tue 20-Sep-11 10:19:42

Tin Tin goes down well with DS age 7 but I edit which ones he gets. You can find yourself explaining adult behaviours eg Capt Haddock's consumption of rum.

Boffin boy series is our most recent find at the library. Are 'normal' book size.

Yakari about a native Amercian boy are nicely drawn with easier language.

DeWe Tue 20-Sep-11 11:12:37

Dd7 has just discovered Tintin.
I was going to suggest the Alex Rider, but I see you've already started him.

alana39 Tue 20-Sep-11 11:19:21

Tin tin perfect at that age but Asterix is much more fun (and it's history innitgrin). DS1 is a great reader of longer novels now but it was Tin Tin and Asterix that really got him reading on hid own ad I wouldn't read them to him.

crazygracieuk Tue 20-Sep-11 14:46:38

Ds has one from the Book People called The Only Good Dalek- one oftge few books that he has enjoyed. sad Calvin and Hobbes is also a favourite but not really a graphic novel.

bran Tue 20-Sep-11 15:35:30

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SecretSpi Thu 22-Sep-11 17:12:41

My son loved Tintin from the age of 7 - and it was a great excuse for me to read them all again. There's another series by Herge, less well-known, with a brother and sister, Jo & Zette and their pet monkey Jocko. These are good fun as well and minus some of the more "grown up" political content of Tintin.

SecretSpi Tue 27-Sep-11 10:59:21

Just remembered - the Spielberg Tintin film should be out soon! I'm sure that will bring renewed interest in the books.

MrsMagnolia Sun 02-Oct-11 19:14:43

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2marys Tue 18-Oct-11 23:04:22

captain underpants is very funny and the vocab and syntax are complex.

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