|Chavo the invisible (Game for adventure)|
Author: Nordling, Lee
A game of capture the flag takes a fantastical turn, and one participant becomes an unlikely hero in this wordless story. In graphic novel format.
|Illustrator:||Silva, Flavio B.|
School Library Journal (00/06/18)
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School Library Journal - 06/01/2018 PreS-Gr 2—This latest in this series of wordless graphic novels centers on an epic nighttime game of capture the flag (with lasers). Chavo is the first to arrive in the large park but the last picked for the blue team. As night falls, the playground and wooded park transform into a menacing alien landscape, complete with two moons and giant toothy serpents. Chavo bravely hides his team's flag but is left behind as his teammates run into the pink territory. This oversight turns out to be a boon when they are tagged by the pink team's lasers and are frozen in place. Chavo improvises a clever distraction when his own laser doesn't work and then captures the pink team's flag and makes it back to blue territory. Vibrant colors in distinct palettes, good comic timing, and engaging facial expressions make it easy to follow the action as well as the ups and downs of Chavo's experience. VERDICT Highly recommended for elementary graphic novel collections.—Jennifer Costa, Cambridge Public Library, MA - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.