Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Gum Girl Volume 4 - Music, Mischief and Mayhem by Andi Watson (Walker Books)

Gum Girl Volume 4 - Music, Mischief and Mayhem

Written and Illustrated by
Andi Watson

Published by Walker Books

Andi Watson's fantastic mighty girl superhero is back for a 4th outing and though it's taken us a while to get round to picking this up, we thought it was about time we reacquainted ourselves with Grace and Catastrophe High.

Three new foes await including a lunatic mime artist who wants a world of silence, a colour-obsessed crazy lady and her doggy sidekick, who want to rob Catastrophe of all its colour (so no more pink bubbles from Gum Girl, eek!) and a stick man who hijacks the school's fancy dress parade (leading to a ton of hilarity as half the female population of the school seem to want to be Gum Girl, except Grace herself!)

Andi's wonderful characters and situations are utterly perfect for Charlotte, and indeed any girls and boys who want a zappy and fast-paced introduction to comics. Gum Girl is a force to be reckoned with, thanks to her amazing arsenal of bubblegum-based superpowers (we constantly wonder what Andi's going to come up with next!)

We love Gum Girl and can't wait for the next instalment. Don't make us wait too long!

Charlotte's best bit: She was overjoyed when Pigment P's little dog changed sides to join Gum Girl instead!

Daddy's Favourite bit: "Ew, someone's sweated into this mask!" - Genuinely laughed out loud at that line!

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Gum Girl Volume 1, 2 and 3 by Andi Watson

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