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Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo Book 3: The Battle of the Bards

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Very likely my favorite volume in the series thus far! Rickety, Goo, and company are taking part in The Battle of the Bards. Rickety makes some new friends along the way, leading to tears in other friendships. The art is lovely as always and the story is fantastic! I'm hoping we see more of Rickety in the future, but if not, book 3 leaves us with some sense of completion.
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I have read all the Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo books, but this one is slightly different.  They are getting deeper into their adventure, though, so of course the content would be a bit more serious.  The light-hearted campfires you could sing around on the top floor of a dungeon can’t really be duplicated in lower floors because bigger monsters are lurking in the shadows. For Rickety Stitch, he’s got a girl on his mind, a man after him, a shadow he can’t identify after him, a haunting song in his head, and his memory lapses are getting worse.  If you don’t call those monsters, I don’t know what you are reading.  Sure, the standard jokes and songs we’ve all come to expect from Rickety Stitch are still here, but it takes a little bit longer for some of them to saturate because of everything else.  

Book 3 of Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo is a clever adventure book that any teen would devour.  Parents would even laugh at the language. 100% recommend for anyone, anywhere, especially for those who like fantasy, comedy, adventure, and music.
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A fantasy more geared toward middle- and high schoolers rather than middle graders, the third volume of the Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo book continues the adventures of the skeletal bard and his jelly-like friend, Gelatinous Goo. In this adventure, Rickety Stitch - an animated skeleton who retains his love of music and his gentle soul, despite having no memory of who he was when he was alive - and Goo travel with an acting troupe to perform in a music competition, but Rickety discovers another performer, a woman named Canta, who brings back memories of his past. It becomes clear that the competition is a distraction from some seedy behavior underneath the city, and Rickety and Goo find themselves right in the middle of the action. The story is full of action and adventure and manages to tug at readers' heartstrings with Rickety's genuine tale of loss and memory. Middle schoolers and early high schoolers in particular will love this great wrap-up to a fantasy tale. It helps to read the first two before beginning the third; you may feel lost otherwise, as there is a lot of world-building and character development that's gone on thus far. Great for your fantasy section.
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I was super excited to get my hands on this book. This volume marks something of a tonal shift for the series. The first book introduced us to a wild cast of characters and some frankly nonsense events. Book two began to show us some of the depths and darkness behind the character of Rickety Stitch, the undercurrent of fear that runs through this world. This volume digs deep into those secrets. We learn where Rickety came from at last, the evil that they are combating. There's an exploration of identity and purpose. There is violence and loss. Towns are destroyed. People change. An excellent third entry into one of my favorite current series.
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Rickety Stitch is the perfect book leading into series for upper elementary/middle grades readers who need to find a gateway book to get them hooked on reading. The images are colorful, and the story is supernatural with more humor than horror. 

Sure to please a wide audience, I would gladly add this book to my classroom shelf or school library. Entertaining, funny, and well done.
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This third and final entry in the Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo trilogy was absolutely worth the wait. <3
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this was such a cute graphic novel. it felt really fun, like a kid's dungeons and dragons campaign. the art style was very bright and inviting and the characters were all very different and unique. I think a kid would love this book and series.
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This book is a little in-between. It reads fairly juvenile but would not shelve easily in a children's graphic novel section. Purchase this for readers who loved the first two books.
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Our favorite singing skeleton is back in a new creature-filled adventure to discover the mysterious origins of Rickety Stitch.
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I was surprised when I read book one how much I liked it.  By this volume the story is really hitting its stride.  Who would think a skeleton run away from a necromantic army could be such a sympathetic and likable character?   I don’t think I really have a sense yet of how long the series will be but it’s becoming one of my favorite graphic novel series.  I feel like while this seems aimed at adult fantasy fans it would also be a perfect appropriate series for any preteen or teen that found it appealing.  I really look forward to book 4!
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