Family Comic Friday: Act: A Click Graphic Novel Preview
Olive, her brother Goober and friends are back in Kayla Miller’s Act. It’s the latest is the series of Click graphic novels from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers!
Act: A Click Graphic Novel
Written and illustrated by Kayla Miller
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers
Welcome to the sixth grade, Olive! It means new experiences, new friends and long-awaited trips to the theater district in the big city! It also means that Olive’s friends can run for class government. You might think that this sort of responsibility isn’t Olive’s thing. And you’d be right. But when Olive learns that a new school is unfairly keeping students from going on class field trips., she suddenly gets bitten by the politics bug!
With two of her best buds already running for the student council spot, does Olive have what it takes when egos and friendships get in the way of the path to victory?
Act is another success from artist and writer Kayla Miller. The third book in the series, Act continues the all-ages fun. Act follows Olive through most of another school year, just like in Click. But here, there’s the added challenge of running for student government. Miller perfectly shows how competition can get in the way of friendship. I loved how Miller has Olive fighting for what’s right while navigating the temptation to turn her student council aspirations into a smear campaign.
Kayla Miller’s art is super clean. The lines are inked so thick. I’m a sucker for thick inking! There’s just something classic about that and it’s touches like that that gives this graphic novel a timeless touch to it.
Great for readers aged 8-12. But I think that this is a volume that could be enjoyed by readers slightly older or even just a bit more younger.
With school currently out of session, kids might be going out of their minds for some peer interaction. Why not have your child become Olive’s newest classmates with a copy of Act? It’s like getting to enjoy all the fun of school without any pandemic risk- and no homework!
Act: A Click Graphic Novel will debut in print and digital formats on July 21, 2020. It should be a long awaited return to class for the young reader in your life!
It's another year of school fun from Kayla Miller!