Grace for Gus by Harry Bliss

Grace for Gus

Bestselling cartoonist and master visual storyteller Harry Bliss has concocted a delightful, near wordless graphic picture book with nods to famous cartoons, cultural icons, and the secret lives that creative people make for themselves.Grace is the quiet girl in the class. And Gus is the class guinea pig.Grace knows that Gus is lonely, and so she sets off one night to help out her furry friend.Wherever she goes, Grace amazes and delights as she ...


Details Grace for Gus

TitleGrace for Gus
ISBN9780062644107
Author
Release DateFeb 6th, 2018
PublisherKatherine Tegen Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Sequential Art, Graphic Novels
Rating

Reviews Grace for Gus

  • Betsy
    1970-01-01
    What are the long term benefits of reviewing children’s books on the internet over an extended amount of time? The detriments? Of the benefits I can give only the standard “Maybe I get better” response. The detriments are much more interesting. It is possible that reviewing only children’s literature in a kind of overwrought long-form, the reviewer an elevated sense of importance and self worth. A kind of “I’ve been doing this so long...
  • DaNae
    1970-01-01
    Busking for hamsters.
  • Munro's Kids
    1970-01-01
    This one is entirely in the details.I admit I skimmed it the first time through, and it was a disservice to this very clever and detail-packed book. In order to really enjoy this book, you have to slow down and look for all the cameos and hidden bits within each scene.Tons of comic references are in here, including Calvin & Hobbes, Peanuts, Tintin, Mad Magazine, and plenty more. There are also a few famous people drawn in, like Woody Allen, Vince...
  • Michelle Lynn
    1970-01-01
    Reviewed for YA Books CentralA cute adventure through New York City.Grace is a spunky girl with many hidden talents. Gus is the class pet. The two of them decide to go out and explore the city, delighting everyone they meet. It's a fun trip for those of us old enough to catch the throwbacks to other comics and New York character cameos, but all of that is lost on a lot of kids. The story, while cute, leaves a bit much to the imagination for the l...
  • Kelly
    1970-01-01
    Really really cute. I liked how Bliss threw in a lot of little things in the pictures, like a Charlie Brown and a nod to Jaws. The pictures are definitely fun to look at closely. I think it's cute what Grace did for Gus the guinea pig, but I thought the ending was abrupt. I know it's gotta be hard to do a 32 page format, but maybe taking out the breakdancing on the pole could have given a few more pages to an actual story about the money for Gus ...
  • Allison
    1970-01-01
    This is a very short, mostly wordless, sequential art styled book you need to read more than once to fully appreciate. The first time you read it for Grace's story, a girl who is trying to raise money to help her class get a second guinea pig. The second time you need to inspect each panel for all of the little details. Amazing little details. I've caught so many but I'm sure there are many more that I'm not catching too. Many will go over the he...
  • Michele Knott
    1970-01-01
    In this almost wordless early graphic novel, we meet Grace - someone who looks to be quiet and has a special bond with the class pet, a guinea pig named Gus. Grace sneaks out at night and does a variety of street jobs to make money so the class can buy a buddy for Gus. There are so many cameos and other little touches within the scenery that adults will recognize. Young readers will be caught up in the story and will like seeing all that Grace do...
  • Emma
    1970-01-01
    I love Bliss' artwork. This is a very fun almost wordless picture book about Grace earning money for her class's fund to get a friend for Gus, the class guinea pig. The artwork alternates between comic style panels and one page or double page spreads. I think some of the pages might have messy gutters depending on the binding. Also Grace low key has two dads in the story which is a nice touch.
  • Meredith
    1970-01-01
    I enjoyed all of the details in the pictures that only adults might get, but the story itself ... eh. One huge issue I had is ... if she snuck out after her bedtime, how was it possibly light out enough to be doing caricatures in the park, and why were there so many other kids out and about? Sometimes I just cannot suspend disbelief.
  • Ann
    1970-01-01
    Wordless picture book for kids and adults...Can be read on two levels. Adults will enjoy finding all the references to other comics and famous people placed throughout the book. Very clever. Take time read it slowly and find the hidden meanings.
  • Mary
    1970-01-01
    This almost wordless picture book is almost like a graphic novel in design. Very city-centric, which I enjoyed. Cute story and nice illustrations. It's about a girl who makes money by playing her violin, dancing on the subway, and drawing caricatures.
  • Earl
    1970-01-01
    I wish I enjoyed this picture book graphic novel more. I love all the call backs to other comics and the story of this shy but smart and super talented and creative girl. But a couple of New York character cameos annoyed me when I saw them.
  • Jennifer
    1970-01-01
    I love this book! The message of helping out a lonely guinea pig. The shy girl who goes out of her way to help in some pretty unexpected way. Comic for young readers. And so many hidden things to find! Even Waldo!
  • Lynn
    1970-01-01
    Charming visual storytelling. Each scene is packed with delicious details. Most of us adults cringe a bit at the idea of Grace going out alone but I suspect kids will skip that, suspend disbelief and enjoy Grace's bold adventure.
  • Tracie
    1970-01-01
    In this nearly wordless book, Grace uses her talents to raise money to buy a companion for the class guinea pig named Gus.
  • Mollie
    1970-01-01
    This book just didn't do anything for me.
  • Kate Alleman
    1970-01-01
    This warmed my heart this morning
  • Mompop
    1970-01-01
    disclaimer - might have had a higher rating (4.5 or 5) but, I'm not a New Yorker and did not get some of the insider jokes depicted.
  • Jennifer
    1970-01-01
    I like this book in theory but it needs a caveat about not going out alone all night to make money on the street..
  • Katie Male-Riordan (Katiebiblio)
    1970-01-01
    AH! This is one of my new favorite picture books. That is all.
  • Edward Sullivan
    1970-01-01
    Grace goes all out for Gus, her class's guinea pig. Love all the fabulous details in the illustrations.
  • Molly Springer
    1970-01-01
    Delightful!
  • Anna
    1970-01-01
    Wordless Picture Book. Excellent.
  • Lindsey
    1970-01-01
    Wordless. With great pop culture references.
  • Michelle
    1970-01-01
    Mostly wordless.
  • Rakisha
    1970-01-01
    Adorable graphic novel-style wordless picture book featuring art, cartoon, and New York icons in the background illustrations. Certainly a delight for parents and their young readers.
  • Kristina Jean Lareau
    1970-01-01
    Hilarious and fun to play the the "how many references can you find?" game.
  • pati
    1970-01-01
    Absolutely fabulous! I love all the cameos by just about everyone in the world!