[BOOKS] ✫ Nat Enough ✭ Maria Scrivan – Shiningweb.info

Nat Enough This is such a great graphic novel for middle grade readers It not only teaches kids what real friendship looks like, but it also teaches them to focus on who they are instead of who they aren t I ll be book talking this one to my 4th graders Super cute book I loved that the whole moral of the book was to just be yourself and have fun I sometimes struggle with these problems myself, so hearing that other people have these problems as well Loved it, can t wait for the second one A New York Times Bestseller Making Friends Isn T Easy, But Losing Them Is Even Harder Natalie Has Never Felt That She S Enough Athletic Enough, Stylish Enough, Or Talented Enough And On The First Day Of Middle School, Natalie Discovers That Things Are Worse Than She Thought Now She S Not Even Cool Enough For Her Best Friend, Lily As Natalie Tries To Get Her Best Friend Back, She Learns About Her True Self And Natural Talents If Natalie Can Focus On Who She Is Rather Than Who She Isn T, Then She Might Realize She S Than Enough, Just The Way She Is. This is a cute graphic novel I m torn on the voice of it though It reminded me a lot of older comic strips, like Sunday morning cartoons than say, Raina Telgemeier Sometimes there were really clever and funny jokes especially in the background that might go over the head of its audience But they made me giggle aloud What I find especially conflicting is how there are those really smart and clever jokes but then the storyline is SO BASIC It s like it can t make up its mind, whether it sho This is a cute graphic novel I m torn on the voice of it though It reminded me a lot of older comic strips, like Sunday morning cartoons than say, Raina Telgemeier Sometimes there were really clever and funny jokes especially in the background that might go over the head of its audience But they made me giggle aloud What I find especially conflicting is how there are those really smart and clever jokes but then the storyline is SO BASIC It s like it can t make up its mind, whether it should talk down to its readers or treat them like intelligent human beings.That said, I liked the colored pencil drawings, again very reminiscent of Calvin and Hobbes or Family Circle The story may be basic but I like when young books talk about broken friendships Losing friends and finding new ones in middle school, and throughout life, it hard There are so many books about broken romantic relationships but not enough about broken friendships I think for middle readers that this is a good place to start with that lesson.Conclusion Recommend to young readers but I probably won t keep it With the popularity of Telgemeier s books still going strong, authors illustrators are continuing to produce realistic graphic novels with the familiar themes of friendship, belonging, and change that many middle grade readers relate to Scrivan introduces Natalie, a girl who always feels like she s simply not enough Despite her lack of confidence in many areas of her life, Natalie loves to write and draw she even helps tell the story with her own coloring pencil illustrations and clever com With the popularity of Telgemeier s books still going strong, authors illustrators are continuing to produce realistic graphic novels with the familiar themes of friendship, belonging, and change that many middle grade readers relate to Scrivan introduces Natalie, a girl who always feels like she s simply not enough Despite her lack of confidence in many areas of her life, Natalie loves to write and draw she even helps tell the story with her own coloring pencil illustrations and clever commentary As the first year of middle school passes, Natlie will discover her own confidence and what it means to have a real friend.Scrivan s story pairs well with her art style and narration choice as it all has a cohesive feeling of a story told about and by a middle school student Hyperbolic supporting characters will give readers a giggle while important lessons are introduced left and right Most notably, moments of big emotions have full page illustration with expressive characters and minimal to no text allowing these lessons to resonate with readers.As noted above, the illustrations and narrative are a fantastic pair, but this also means both are equally shaky when it comes to being attention grabbing and memorable The story is highly formulaic, leaving little to be excited about, and the characters are two dimensional as they are just there to help Natalie tell her story.Overall, this will make a good filler but isn t unique enough or developed enough to make waves I came across it when I was randomly browsing for something to read I felt I could relate to the book, so I gave it a try.It was a fun, refreshing, and cute read It was uplifting and took me back to the days when I used to read a lot of graphic novels and getting lost in them I felt like a little kid lost in a short story to get away from everything. KidLitExchange Thank you to mariascrivan and scholasticinc for sharing an advance copy of Nat Enough with the KidLitExchange network This middle grades graphic novel will be released in April 2020 All opinions are my own Natalie is starting middle school and her best friend, Lily, seems to have forgotten they re friends After she moved over the summer, Lily decided she needed to hang out with people who were cooler Natalie has never really felt like she was enough She s feels she s not KidLitExchange Thank you to mariascrivan and scholasticinc for sharing an advance copy of Nat Enough with the KidLitExchange network This middle grades graphic novel will be released in April 2020 All opinions are my own Natalie is starting middle school and her best friend, Lily, seems to have forgotten they re friends After she moved over the summer, Lily decided she needed to hang out with people who were cooler Natalie has never really felt like she was enough She s feels she s not athletic enough, talented enough, etc She tries desparately to be cool enough and get Lily back Along the way, she makes new friends and begins to realize who she really is and that maybe, just maybe, she is enough I loved this graphic novel so much because Nat is a character that many middle grade readers can connect to At some point or another, most us have had a moment where we felt like we weren t enough I love the positive message that this book sends about peer pressure and self confidence It is all about accepting who you are and being true to yourself The illustrations are vibrant and full of life I liked that she introduced her dog and cat with her family members and that they were then featured on the chapter title pages The book is not only full of amazing themes and beautiful illustrations, but also humor I believe that my students will really enjoy this novel and that it will be difficult to keep it on the shelf Cute graphic novel that I definitely would have related to in junior high Not a super standout but my students love this stuff so I might buy it for the library. This new graphic isthan enough to help middle grade kids navigate friendships as they evolve Natalie and Lily have always been best friends and still are, if you ask Natalie Lily has moved on to be friends with the cool girl in the sixth grade It takes awhile for Natalie to adjust and this book shows us her struggles Fortunately she has new friends who help her to see that she has gifts and the power to choose who she spends time with My favorite bits were the colorful graphics her This new graphic isthan enough to help middle grade kids navigate friendships as they evolve Natalie and Lily have always been best friends and still are, if you ask Natalie Lily has moved on to be friends with the cool girl in the sixth grade It takes awhile for Natalie to adjust and this book shows us her struggles Fortunately she has new friends who help her to see that she has gifts and the power to choose who she spends time with My favorite bits were the colorful graphics her cat and dog on the title pages and their side conversations the check ins with the mirror and Natalie s parrot costume This will appeal to 3rd grade and up Looking forward to Book 2 Thank you to Graphix and Edelweiss for a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review A digital advanced reader copy from Edelweiss Plus was provided to this librarian.Solid graphic novel for the 3rd 6th grader who enjoys books by Raina Telgemeier, Terri Libenson, Victoria Jameson and Shannon Hale The story line is simple and straight forward nerdy girl enters middle school and loses her best friend to apopular student and since most in the targeted age group have experienced that, readers will easily make connections Scrivan s artwork is bold and although definitely in c A digital advanced reader copy from Edelweiss Plus was provided to this librarian.Solid graphic novel for the 3rd 6th grader who enjoys books by Raina Telgemeier, Terri Libenson, Victoria Jameson and Shannon Hale The story line is simple and straight forward nerdy girl enters middle school and loses her best friend to apopular student and since most in the targeted age group have experienced that, readers will easily make connections Scrivan s artwork is bold and although definitely in cartoon form, her characters are far from cartoonish Humor via Natalie s cat and dog is sprinkled throughout and the theme of being the best you that you can be is readily apparent Reluctant and struggling readers will have little difficulty with this one as the text is not challenging and illustrations provide ample context if needed Recommended for libraries with high circulation numbers in the graphic novel section and will not need to worry about any red flags Author illustrator Maria Scrivan does not include any profanity, sexual content or violence except for the occasional splatted frog Note My 4 star rating was awarded due to the anticipated response of my library patrons I wished for a littledepth in the characters and some higher level vocabulary and use of figurative language With the excellent art providing context clues, readers of all levels would then benefit

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