Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Vern and Lettuce by Sarah McIntyre (David Fickling Books)

Ack, we just missed out on wishing Sarah a happy birthday for yesterday - so HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY Sarah!

We also missed out on Vern and Lettuce's original run in the now sadly defunct "The DFC" - a children's comic from David Fickling that collected together some of the most awesome talent in the business, including Sarah of course. Though "The DFC" went the way of the dodo, a Phoenix (or rather THE Phoenix) rose from the ashes and the rest, as they say, is history.

Vern and Lettuce originally appeared as a strip in "The DFC" and this collection gathers together all the awesome strips in one handy and convenient tome.

Take a visit to Pickle Rye, where a fuzzy and friendly sheep and an exuberant busy little rabbit live with a whole host of other cool and crazy animal characters.

Collecting together serialised strips like this means you can conveniently 'drop in' at any point and pick up the thread of what's going on in Vern and Lettuce's world. Everything from dealing with an unruly mole gang (and their messy bikes) to working out the finer points of emulating The Great British Bake-Off.

Sarah has collected together some awesome activity sheets for Vern and Lettuce, which you can nab from her fabulous Jabberworks website.  As the collection has just been re-issued, you can now nab it with its fabulous new cover too!

Charlotte's best bit: Spotting all the 'cameos' of Sarah that work their way into the strips.

Daddy's favourite bit: Fun, cool and like all Sarah's stuff, awesomely drawn. Make a little room in your collection for Vern and Lettuce, you won't regret it.

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