Time for another BAD FOR YOU roundup of reviews (excerpts included; follow link for full post).
From graphic novel writer/researcher/editor Paul Buhle’s review for The Comics Journal:
“For a book aimed at kids, this one is chock-full of information, but presented so well in comics (and also charts and info-graphics) that the details are destined to move easily, and usefully, into young minds.”
From comic legend Tony Isabella’s blog Tales of Wonder:
“This non-fiction book combines comic-book storytelling – art by Pyle – with graphs and prose articles in a delightful journey through the centuries. … If I ever write a sequel to 1000 Comic Books You Must Read, you can bet Pyle and Cunningham have earned themselves a place in it.”
From a “Young Adult/Children’s Librarian in Indiana” blog:
“This is a cool exploration of the many ways that adults have tried to take away fun from kids and teens.”
And from a self-described “ artistic queer vegan feminist librarian” at the blog Glitter and Dirt:
“AHHHH! This book is awesome!!!
The whole of the piece is a testament to the historical and present American mistrust and mistreatment of youth– it’s totally great. I read it straight through.”
Our interview on the Geekdad site “Video Games, D&D, and Farting on the Bus: Bad for You Is Good for You,” got a discussion going about the once vilified game of chess.
That exposure lead to a post on a gaming website Gamasutra – a coveted spot in the eyes of the authors, since BAD FOR YOU features a whole section on the debate about the impact of video games on kids.
“Like video games, chess was once decried as a time-waster that kept kids entranced at a desk for hours when they could have been outside playing or studying something useful.”
BAD FOR YOU even appears on a website about “BIGFOOT” and “THE PARANORMAL.” It’s a blog by the author of Legend Tripping: The Ultimate Family Experience. The website features an excerpt from the book about, big surprise, Legend Tripping.