Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Double Blog Dare Tour

Welcome to day 8 of the Double Blog Dare Tour! Thanks for joining me from Books and Literature for Teens (the previous tour stop).

We're all helping Alison Dare go on tour by snapping a photo of her in our area. Here are mine:

My daughter and I took Alison out for the day and lo and behold an adventure ensued! Alison found herself overlooking a valley of giants!



At the edge of the valley there stood a mysterious cabin:


Alison found herself bouncing from one enormous leaf to the next in her attempt to access the cabin and see what secrets it held:



She had to work hard to wrestle herself from the firm grip of the giant's hand before making her way inside:


Having successfully maneuvered the scary giant's attack, gained access to the boarded up house, and retrieved the sacred treasure from inside (she wouldn't tell us what it was!!), Alison takes a moment to reflect on a job well done:


Alison takes a much needed breather before we all headed back home:



You can help Alison's adventure around the world! Just save this image, print and cut them out, then snap pics like crazy! Send your photo(s) to tundra@mcclelland.com and you'll be entered to win an Alison Dare prize pack! It could quite possibly include a signed copy of Alison Dare, Little Miss Adventure and Alison Dare, The Heart of the Maiden, and more!




A Review:
I was fortunate enough to be able to review Alison Dare, Little Miss Adventure and Alison Dare, The Heart of the Maiden, written and illustrated by J. Torres and Jason Bone, with my 8 year old daughter, Jordan. Jordan is big on graphic novels at the moment, so I thought that this series would be great for her.

What we found in the Alison Dare books seemed like a cool cross between Kim Possible and Indiana Jones. Alison is a strong character with enough quirk to keep her interesting while remaining realistic in terms of her age. That's a bonus for young readers looking for something they can relate to.

I think the storylines were just a little out of reach for Jordan but she will grow into these books soon enough. I would recommend them to 9-11 years olds. Jordan's big complaint was that the pictures are black and white; she's still a big fan of pictures books while steadily increasing her reading abilities.

I liked that these stories are geared to girls, in specific. With most graphic novels, I think the target market is boys, probably stemming from the larger culture of comic books. This shift to a female audience was a big hit with me!

Click on the book covers to check them out at Amazon or visit the publisher at Tundra Books

And, remember to check out the next stop on the tour at Got Cheeks?. Thanks for sharing our Alison Dare adventure today!


12 comments:

J. Torres said...

Great pictures! Thanks for being part of the blog tour!

J.

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Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

What a fun idea! Love this - I may need to participate :)

Jackie said...

Thanks for stopping by J.! It was a cool idea for the blog tour & we enjoyed it :-)

Sheila - I hope you do! It's nice to do something a little different.

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paalok said...

Your blog thrills and fascinates me!! I have just started mine. Can you plz go through and give me some tips??
http://ourbookshelf-bookworms.blogspot.com/

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Tara McClendon said...

What a cute idea for a blog tour. The photos are quite the hoot.

Jackie said...

Thanks, Tara! I'm glad you liked it :-)

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