The Scribble Squad in the Weird Wild West

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For Rumpus, Phlox, Phil, and Tai, there’s nothing better than using spray paint to make art. And when they get the chance to bring their first group mural to life, they go wild. But when they fall into the painting, they discover it’s a whole new world, filled with strange creatures, brave underdogs, and dastardly villains. Can the Scribble Squad foil the evildoers they’ve accidentally created? Can they find their way back home?

I really dug this book. The Scribble Squad in the Weird Wild West is madcap, with unbridled creativity that’s gloriously weird in the way all children’s drawings can be weird, beholden to their own internal logic. Both brilliant and bizarre, the creations lurking here form a fully realized world, one that feels like it has actual stakes.

The vibrant visuals on nearly every page of the book not only help you lose yourself in the story, they reinforce the book’s most sacred tenet: art is power. The kids know it, the author knows it, and by the end of the book, the reader knows it, too.

This is great stuff, and adding some information on animals, historical figures, and the Wild West at the very end? The cherry on top.


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Author Donald "Scribe" Ross
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 256 pages
Publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publish Date 2016-Sep-06
ISBN 9781449469214
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Issue January 2017
Category Tweens
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