Monday, 4 April 2011

A Roman Rescue by K A Gerrard

Title: A Roman Rescue
Author: K A Gerrard
Illustrator: Emma Dodd
Publisher: Templar Publishing
Published: 1 March 2011
ISBN: 9781848771918 

 Rating 5/5

The cover on this is really vibrant, bright and eye catching for a graphic comic.  Our eldest reviewer thoroughly enjoyed this, he loves comics and this one was no exception.  I would recommend this as a first comic or as a living educational read.  Shaun reads a lot of comics, this one in contrast doesn't have as much dialogue, and the illustrations are far bigger than his other comics, a huge bonus that I'm pleased with, is unlike his other comics this one doesn't use capitalisation all the way through, which adds to the rating we gave it. 

A Roman Rescue has a notebook which includes facts and sketches about ancient Rome.  Teacher's notes support KS1 & KS2, so this could be used in conjunction with the National Curriculum or as part of a history lapbook.  As a family our favorite books are Magic Tree house ones, where history and adventure come alive.  A Roman Rescue is a fantastic addition along a similar theme, and is certainly on par - the defining element being is that it is a comic and is sure to be re-read by boys!  A Roman Rescue is the first in a series of graphic comics, following Charlie and Bandit on their time traveling adventures.

Book synopsis:
Charlie and his dog Bandit, accidentally fall into a sink hole and are transported back to ancient Rome.  Luckily Charlie makes friends with a young Roman buy named Cosmo and they go on to win a chariot race before Charlie returns home.

Source - with thanks to Templar for allowing us to review this for them.

1 comment:

Jules (The Great, The Good and The Bad) said...

Not one for me but I do agree the cover is inviting and vibrant.