Author Topic: Comics for 7 yo  (Read 974 times)

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Comics for 7 yo
« on: May 30, 2017, 01:23:55 pm »
Eldest child is now going to the library and we are developing his reading pallette. I was thinking that I would like to extend his comic reading horizons beyond Lego comics (which are a rare expensive treat) and French BDs (schtroumpfs and Benoit brisefer).  English comics are not my world (I only know disposable superhero comics and teenage+ graphic novels), so what should I look to get from the library for him to try?

Re: Comics for 7 yo
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2017, 08:55:19 am »
Calvin and Hobbs?
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Re: Comics for 7 yo
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2017, 09:27:46 am »
The Beano would be the classic answer.
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Re: Comics for 7 yo
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2017, 09:34:08 am »
The other classic answers would be Asterix and Tintin.

Re: Comics for 7 yo
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2017, 09:36:18 am »
But if fd3 is in France, they might be best read in the original.
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Re: Comics for 7 yo
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2017, 09:50:41 am »
Asterisk and tintin I think are still a year or two too old and will need to be in French.  I recognise the cultural significance of the beano, but am not convinced of its literary value.  Got some Calvin and Hobbes so could try that.
What is the uk equivalent to BD, graphic novels for kids?  What would be the equivalent of Tintin in the uk?

Re: Comics for 7 yo
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2017, 09:57:41 am »
What do you mean by literary value? I wouldn't have said there was much literary value in Asterix, the value is in the act of reading.

I can't think of an English equivalent to Tintin. I know of a few in Polish but that doesn't help you! Hopefully someone who knows will be along soon...
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Re: Comics for 7 yo
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2017, 11:41:42 am »
I don't think there is an English equivalent of Tintin, we just have it translated.

There are a few subscription only type magazines for children, but I'm not sure that they are the sort of thing you are looking for. National geograpic for Kids type things, rather than Beano style. There are some aimed at 'GIRLS' and they are mostly pretty awful.
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Re: Comics for 7 yo
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2017, 12:05:42 pm »
If I've understood correctly and these comics will be coming from the library, is there a reason not to take him to the library and let him choose?
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Re: Comics for 7 yo
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2017, 01:43:14 pm »
From a quick look back through amazon orders...

Adventure Time
One Piece (you might want to wait a year or two)
Dr Slump
Cowa
Swans in Space
Any of the Studio Ghibli manga
The Big Adventures of Majoko

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Re: Comics for 7 yo
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2017, 04:09:08 pm »
I think if you're pushing comics rather than books, there's no point worrying about the literary value. Kids that age should be reading for fun, so anything he chooses to read is good.
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Re: Comics for 7 yo
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2017, 08:37:52 am »
Do the Diary of a Wimpy Kid comic books count?
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Re: Comics for 7 yo
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2017, 09:14:33 pm »
My 7yo loves this magazine, though it's not exactly a comic:
https://www.aquila.co.uk/

Re: Comics for 7 yo
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2017, 09:31:34 pm »
I think if you're pushing comics rather than books, there's no point worrying about the literary value. Kids that age should be reading for fun, so anything he chooses to read is good.

Amen.

Though I would go a little further and say
...anything he chooses to read is good.

with some possible exceptions, which he probably won't easily find in his library for a while yet.
Do the Diary of a Wimpy Kid comic books count?

Yes. Very much so. Might be too soon, but your child will quickly let you know if you are foisting.

 
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Re: Comics for 7 yo
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2017, 09:58:39 pm »
Viz  ;D
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