We love CeCe Bell on the blog, so we were thrilled when we heard that she was joining the Comics Squad for their lunch edition AND we would get the chance to share a panel from her comic. However, before we do so, why not check out information about the book?
Expected publication: January 26th 2016 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Don’t miss COMICS SQUAD: LUNCH! (Random House Books for Young Readers | On sale January 26, 2016 | Ages 7–10), an all-star tribute to classic Sunday comics that includes eight sidesplitting, action-packed stories about every kid’s (and, let’s be honest, every adult’s!) favorite time of the day—lunch!
This book has a dream team of bestselling authors and timeless series, including Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son and Jedi Academy), Jennifer Holm (three-time Newbery Honor winner and author of Babymouse), Jarrett Krosoczka (two-time Children’s Choice Award winner for Lunch Lady), and The Peanuts, along with Cece Bell (Newbery Honor and Eisner Award–winning author of El Deafo), Nathan Hale (Eisner Illustrator of the Year nominee for Rapunzel's Revenge and Calamity Jack), Matthew Holm (Eisner Award winner and illustrator of Babymouse), Jason Shiga (author of Meanwhile and Empire State: A Love Story (Or Not)), and Cecil Castelucci and Sara Varon (author and illustrator of Odd Duck).
Do you like laughing till milk comes out of your nose? Look no further than COMICS SQUAD: LUNCH! Lunchtime can be fun, wild, terrifying, yummy, or downright disgusting. And in this second collection of comics, it is definitely hilarious.
COMICS SQUAD: LUNCH! is the second installment of the Comics Squad series. The first book in the series, COMICS SQUAD: RECESS! Quickly garnered acclaim among kids, parents, librarians, and educators, and was praised as “lively, upbeat, and all-around-awesome” in a starred review from Kirkus. Fans of COMICS SQUAD: RECESS will devour COMICS SQUAD: LUNCH!
Sound awesome? We agree! Now, read on to check out our preview of CeCe Bell's panel!
Trust us when we say: the story is just as sweet and thoughtful as it seems. Bell does a wonderful job of not only sharing childhood insecurities about change, but also the positivity that comes with exploring outside of one's comfort zones as well!
You'll have to wait only one more week to get the book in stores, but why not check out the trailer and the rest of the tour in the meantime?
Check out the rest of the tour!
January 19: As They Grow Up, Panel from Jarrett Krosoczka
January 20: The Reading Nook Reviews, Panel from Cece Bell
January 21: Kid Lit Frenzy, Panel from Jason Shiga
January 22: Word Spelunking, Panel from Nathan Hale
January 23: Mel's Shelves, Panel from Jennifer L. Holm/Matthew Holm
January 24: Imagination Soup, Panel from Jeffrey Brown