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{It’s Me: Jim Benton}It's Me by Jim Benton
Series: Catwad
Published by Graphix on March 26, 2019
Genres: Childrens, Graphic Novels, Middle School
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback
Source: Scholastic Press
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{Synopsis} – From New York Times bestselling author Jim Benton, meet Catwad! He’s blue, he’s a bit of a grouch, and his best friend is a dim-witted cat named Blurmp who can see the bright side of anything. From pizza and computers, to love and happiness, this crabby tabby has a funny take on just about everything, and he’s not afraid to share it. This collection of short comic stories will make even the grumpiest of grouches crack up and is not to be missed!

{My thoughts} – I have to admit that the title of this book is rather interesting. This is a neat little graphic novel for younger children that is part short comics and part short comic stories.

The illustrations are bright and engaging. The characters are Catwad who is mean and Blurmp is well not the smartest kitten of the litter. The two of them go at it like cats and dogs for the most part and Catwad doesn’t seem to have any issues with making Blurmp see that he isn’t amused with his lack of intelligence.

It’s okay though because the two characters blend together nicely and they make for a good graphic novel. There are a lot of laughs to be found within this book.

The only thing that I found alarming is the use of negative words such as idiot. I have always taught my children that the use of negative words towards any person or living creature is not allowed, thus rendering it a bad word. I think that since this book is geared towards such a young audience that using words such as that aren’t the most appropriate.

I recommend this book for parents with children that are more free reign on what they allow their young children to say. However, if you are a parent like me you can teach your child that just because they hear and read it, it doesn’t mean they have to repeat it. I think this book has the potential to bring lots of laughs to the children whom have the opportunity to read it.

Final Conclusion: 4 Star Rating.