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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fraggle Rock Volume 1 - Heather White et. al.

Released September 2010

Fraggle Rock
Archaia Entertainment

"Dance your cares away. Worries for another day. Let the music play. Down at Fraggle Rock."

Anyone who knew kids shows in the 1980s - 1990s can sing along to the Fraggle Rock song. I was excited when I learned there's a comprehensive graphic novel sharing a bunch of stories involving Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock muppets.

That's exactly what Fraggle Rock Volume 1 offers. A number of writers and illustrators worked together to create this book that kids and their parents will love. As my review copy lacked the text that goes with each comic, I really can't review more than the introduction and illustrations. The illustrations are spot on and capture the nuances of each character, including the trash heap, perfectly. The introduction is going to appeal more to the adults who grew up watching the Jim Henson's show, but it does take you back in time making it the perfect choice to read by yourself before reading the remainder of the graphic novel with children.

There is a comprehensive list of all the Fraggles, their friends, and their enemies. If you didn't watch the Fraggles as a kid, you'll find it easy to learn more about each character and their backstory.

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