I'm Ogre It (I Like to Read Comics) (Hardcover)
An ogre turns out to be the best neighbor ever in this punny easy reader comic.
A family gets a surprise when a fun-loving ogre moves in next door and helps a sister bond with her screen-obsessed brother.
Ollie is so absorbed in the video game Smash Tower that he doesn’t notice that his sister and an ogre named Tim have emptied his room and constructed an obstacle course that mirrors the levels of the game in the yard. But a tell-tale red string leads him to the challenges. This comic is perfect for reintroducing kids to the fun of in-person play.
Comics-lovers can now share the fun with their kids, students, siblings, and younger friends who are learning to read!
I Like to Read® Comics are perfect for kids who are challenged by or unengaged in reading, kids who love art, and the growing number of young comics fans. Filled with eye-catching art, humor, and terrific stories, these comics provide unique reading experiences for growing minds.
Like their award-winning I Like to Read® counterpart, I Like to Read® Comics are created by celebrated artists and support reading comprehension to transform children into lifelong readers.
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
About the Author
Jeffrey Ebbeler has worked as an art director, book designer, and illustrator. He is a graduate of the Art Academy of Cincinnati. After college he worked for a puppet theater sculpting marionettes and performing. He has since become a full-time freelance illustrator and has illustrated over 40 children's books, including One Is a Feast for Mouse; Cinco de Mouse O!; Haunted House, Haunted Mouse; and Snow Day for Mouse, all by Judy Cox. He has also written and illustrated A Giant Mess and Kraken Me Up, which was named a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection.
★ "A hilarious and inspiring comic book ode to creative fun without screens, just right for young readers who might need the tiniest boost to become bookworms. . . . Simple language and delightful, brightly colored artwork make this I Like to Read Comic particularly appealing to emergent readers. Jeffrey Ebbeler, prolific illustrator and author of other titles in the series (Kraken Me Up and A Giant Mess), has created a winner, no tech needed!"—Shelf Awareness, Starred Review
"Ebbeler uses appropriately minimal text, but his art understands that new readers can follow plots and concepts that are much more sophisticated than what they can read, and each panel is full of details worth poring over."—The Horn Book
"A fast-paced, creativity-sparking, richly illustrated adventure, this early reader graphic novel is an inspiring read."—School Library Journal
"The story is gorgeously captured in digital illustrations dominated by shades of green. . . . young readers who enjoy a fast-paced tale or are fantasy fans will appreciate the story. . . . It's D&D: delightful and dear."—Kirkus Reviews