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"I agree. Tintin is great for kids who still like…"
I agree. Tintin is great for kids who still like pictures but are getting confident with reading. Tintin gets caught up in all sorts of amazing adventures all around the world, but my son's favourites are the ones where he goes to the moon. We recently got a boxed set of DVDs which go really well with the books and add to them.
"Tintin books were the first to really capture my son's…"
Tintin books were the first to really capture my son's imagination and give him the desire to read alone. We began by reading them together, taking it in turns to read each cartoon box (with silly voices of course - 'billions of blistering blue barnacles'!) Because there are several they can be a good reward system too and you can discuss the historical context for an older child.