Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 8
- Grade: 1 to 3
Best friends Bunbun and Bonbon discover their superhero alter egos in this adorable series from Graphix Chapters.
Get drawn into reading with Graphix Chapters!
Graphix Chapters are ideal books for beginning and newly independent readers aged 6-8. With approachable page counts, easy-to-follow paneling, and artwork that supports text comprehension, these engaging stories with unforgettable characters help children become lifelong readers.
For best friends Bunbun and Bonbon, it’s the perfect day -- until a rainstorm spoils their picnic! Super capes, super strength, and super teamwork make them superheroes, just like the characters from their favorite comic books. But when the going gets tough, will they find the courage to face their fears and help someone in need?
About the author
As a zoologist and author, Jess Keating has been sprayed by skunks, bitten by crocodiles, and victim of the dreaded paper cut. Her books blend science, humor, and creativity, and include the acclaimed My Life Is a Zoo middle-grade trilogy and award-winning picture books, like Shark Lady and Pink Is for Blobfish. Jess lives in Ontario, Canada, where she loves hiking, nerdy documentaries, and writing books for curious and adventurous kids. Jess can be found online at jesskeating.com or on Twitter at @Jess_Keating.
- Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
A Junior Library Guild selection
Praise for Fancy Friends: A Graphix Chapters Book (Bunbun & Bonbon #1):
"Thick lines, clear borders, bright colors, and a bold, highly readable san serif type make this title ideal for newly independent readers or younger children looking for a first graphic novel to share with a grown-up." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Large panels, visual cues, and clever page turns make this graphic novel from Keating... a dynamic pick for early readers. Its warmth and humor will earn it a bevy of young fans." -- Booklist
Other titles by Jess Keating
Pompon et Bonbon N° 1 - Les amis chics
The Girl Who Built an Ocean
An Artist, an Argonaut, and the True Story of the World's First Aquarium
Big as a Giant Snail
Set Your Alarm, Sloth!: More Advice for Troubled Animals from Dr. Glider
Hoppy Go Lucky: A Graphix Chapters Book (Bunbun & Bonbon #2)
Fancy Friends: A Graphix Chapters Book (Bunbun & Bonbon #1)
Nikki Tesla and the Traitors of the Lost Spark (Elements of Genius #3)
How Marie Tharp Revealed the Ocean's Biggest Secret