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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Cinebook The 9th Art Cedric 5 - Grandpa Dives in

Authors: Laudec & Cauvin
Age: 8 years and up
Size: 21.7 x 28.7 cm
Number of pages: 48 colour pages
Publication: June 2015

ISBN: 9781849182539
Price: £6.99 inc. VAT

Cedric’s school is electing class representatives for the first time. A prospect that appeals to the boy, but also several others children – including Chen, the little girl he’s got a crush on. Difficult for Cedric to reconcile his feelings and his desire to win, especially since Chen is a strong-willed young lady who, story after story, shows a definite lack of interest for being window dressing! Fortunately there’s Grandpa, his advice ... and his own blunders!

The thing about these Cedric books is that they are not 48 pages long stories. More a series of episodes or incidents so kids are not going to get bored.  It works for older 'kids', too.  The art is lovely and easy on the eye but more detailed than you initially think!  And the colours by Leonardo, whose name pops up in quite a few books I've looked at, just adds even more to the art and almost set the atmosphere of the strips.

Really, how can you go wrong?

Grandpa really does dive in, you know !

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