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|Belinda the unbeatable|
Author: Nordling, Lee
Two best friends take part in a game of musical chairs. There's Belinda, a natural competitor with a good heart, and her shy friend Barbara. When the game starts, their school gym morphs into a colorful obstacle course.
Game For Adventure
Kirkus Reviews (+) (09/01/17)
School Library Journal (12/00/17)
Booklist (+) (07/01/17)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 07/01/2017 *Starred Review* A simple game of musical chairs is the setting for a wild adventure in this wordless graphic novel. Belinda and her classmates are off to the gym when she spots shy Barbara and befriends her. Together they join in the game, but when the music starts they’re amazed to see the notes and the circle around the chairs come to life! Nordling and Roberts tap into the pure, childlike imagination that makes stories such as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland such classics, and they do it all in a simple comic perfect for the youngest of readers and prereaders. Little ones will savor every panel, especially as things turn weird, with gigantic musical notes raining down from the sky onto an undulating orange road dotted with chairs that have morphed into thrones. Vibrant purples, teals, and golds brighten this fantasy world as well as the realistic but still cartoonish world of Belinda’s school, where she and her classmates represent a variety of skin tones and body shapes. Adults will appreciate the gentle message of good sportsmanship, while children will be caught up in the adventure of this wonderful addition to wordless comics for young readers. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.