Friday, October 4, 2019

Geronimo Stilton Reporter: Stop Acting Around (#3)

The Geronimo Stilton series has been one of my kids' favorite series. Trips to the library always include checking to see if there is a new Geronimo they have not read.  And then I discover there are also graphic novels?  How fun is that!  While I believe a literary diet should include more than just graphic novels, in moderation, I admit they are a very fun way to read a book (and a million times better than watching a cartoon!).

In Stop Acting Around, Geronimo visits a movie set with . When mysterious mishaps keep happening, Geronimo does a little investigating on his own and soon finds a more sinister plot line than the movie being filmed. Fans of the series will recognize supporting charcters Thea, Benjamin, and Pandora. Readers can jump into the series at any point, no need to read in order (although I guarantee that kids will want to read more than one!).

I appreciate that the Geronimo books have been entertaining without resorting to unnecessary violence or mouthy retorts. The graphic novels are a great alternative to media overload; the books almost feel like you are watching an episode unfold screen by screen. But in book form, children can pore over the page, look for clues and go back and revisit any part of the adventure they'd like.  While Geronimo sometimes gets into trouble, things always come right in the end.  Kids will love his antics as well as the bright, colorful presentation of the story. 

Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of Stop Acting Around from NetGalley for the purpose of review. No other compensation was received.

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