Comics are wonderful to read and they seem a little more fun to read during the summer. The following books make good summer reading.
A great summer vacation book is The Complete Peanuts 1971 to 1972. Charles M. Schulz died in 2000,
and he created his wonderful Peanuts strip until the end of 1999 – 17,897 daily
and Sunday strips in all! Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock, Lucy, Linus,
Peppermint Patty and the others from Schulz’s comic strips during 1971 and
1972. Besides providing timeless humour, this book makes a nice gift.
It is important to bring some humour into our lives. Hank Ketcham’s Complete Dennis the Menace
1959-1960 is full of laughs. Ketcham’s quality drawings and sense of humour may
be just what you need. First appearing in newspapers in 1951, this volume
contains over 600 pages of Ketcham’s funny comic strip in 1959 and 1960. This book is good for everyone from kids learning to read to baby boomers who grew up reading this comic.
Melvin Monster, Volume 1: The John Stanley Library
Drawn and Quarterly
2009, 106 pages
John Stanley (1914 - 1993) was a children's comic writer whose work included the Little Lulu series and many other comics in the 1950s and 1960s for Dell. Melvin Monster, Volume 1 was "Collected from the first three issues of the Dell Comic Book series 1965." The comic features Melvin, "a good little monster boy" along with his pet crocodile, "Cleopatra", his parents, Baddy and Mummy, and his teacher, Miss McGargoyle. My son enjoyed this book and so did I. Over the years comics have encouraged some children to read more and Melvin Monster will be enjoyed by children of all ages.