Family Comic Friday: This is a Flying Rat
Ace is super excited! His friend Taco the squirrel and Whoopsie the Moose got to star in their own books. Now it’s Ace the pigeon’s turn! But interrupting the fun is a flying rat. An actual sewer dwelling rodent equipped with a fully functioning jet pack!! Join Family Comic Friday as we take flight with the hilarious This is a Flying Rat from Oni Press!
This is a Flying Rat
Written by Andrew Cangelose
Art by Josh Shipley
Published by Oni Press
If you are from a big city like I am, you are familiar with the term ‘a rat with with wings.’ It’s what we call those cooing staples of statues and monuments: the pigeon. Part of that moniker is due a pigeon’s likeliness to eat just about anything. Peanuts. Popcorn. Half-eaten sandwiches. Plus, they poop everywhere!
This is a Flying Rat is the latest in a very funny series of graphic novel-type readers for students aged 4-8 years of age. Characters from the other books in the series appear in this book, making for a contained universe. But in this volume, there’s essentially only 3 characters; Ace the Pigeon. The Flying Rat. And the narrator, whose straight man disclosure of pigeons facts set-up some great zingers between the two animal main stars.
Author Andrew Cangelose is a teacher. His expertise with youngsters makes Cangelose an ideal scribe to capture those little things that make kids laugh. But parents and guardians are going to love this book too! And the illustrations by Josh Shipley are so animated and vivid!
This is a Flying Rat is sure to be a classic with your family.
This is a Flying Rat is set to debut on September 8th. This is a Taco and This is a Whoopsie, the first two books in this series are currently available for sale now in print and digital formats.
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