Bolivar by Sean Rubin (Graphic Novel Mini Review)

Living in New York City is perfect for Bolivar the dinosaur! Everyone is too busy to notice him, except for Sybil. She is an inquisitive and persistent young girl living next door who only wants to meet the dinosaur. She ends up taking the reader on a tour of the Big Apple as she tries to get a picture to prove his existence. Yet, all Bolivar is trying to do is go about his daily routine: visiting the many museums, swimming in Central Park, browsing the book store, and of course, picking up a corn beef sandwich.

Sybil is tenacious in her mission, needing to sidestep her mother at every turn. And when poor Bolivar is exposed, she is there to help.

Drawn over the course of 5 years, this book is a work of art. A graphic novel where the message and the level of artistic expression meet perfectly. A great accomplishment and a must-read for 9-12 year-olds. They will love the detailed full-page scenes of the big city, as well of the nooks and crannies of the diners and bookshops.

A real winner!

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