I am not a fan of comics or graphic novels or any book in which the words are in bubbles. I know that this is not a hip opinion in the world of children’s literature today but it is mine.
So when I read about A Trip to the Bottom of World with Mouse, I requested it from the library only because I had heard about it from my much trusted friend Jules. She has never steered me wrong and her record continues.
A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse may just have changed my idea about words in speech bubbles. This book is just perfect for early readers to read with a loved one near by to help with an occasional word or two. There are plenty of decodable words, many sight words and lots of opportunity for pictures to help out when words are unfamiliar.
Needless to say, I am glad that I let my mind be changed. Perhaps I should go explore a few other speech bubble filled books…