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Loonicorns

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Very colorful and very fun! Middle grade graphic novel full of humor and adventure! This tackles the idea of beauty standards in a different way that I believe would appeal to younger readers!
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I do wish I could provide feedback for this title, but unfortunately my file was corrupted when I downloaded it, and was archived before I had time to read it.
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Loonicorns is a comic that is cute and quirky. Although I prefer my graphic novels and comics geared completely towards adults, I think that this title may easily draw a younger crowd. There's a lot of slapstick humor, even though there isn't as much depth to the characters as I would have liked. The artwork to me is eye-catching, but skews juvenile, so even if the dialogue seems more adult, the visuals throw you off a little.
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I wasn't a big fan. I couldn't really get into the story, but I did like the artwork and the way it was drawn.
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This book  had a lot of fun, original touches to a fairly basic story. First off, I loved the creature designs, especially the more bean-like take on the unicorns. It was also fun to see the different takes on the various "not pretty"  creature-types and citizens. Penny was also a standout character. Could I guess her twist? Yes. Did I still like her twist and how it played out? Also yes. I had a nice time with this one. It didn't amaze me, but it did a fine job by just being itself.
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I love comics and manga with nonsensical humor in a fantasy world. This is an excellent example of genuine fun. Very colorful, with a lot of character design. I love the world and the detail. Almost every panel has something funny focused on the main characters or in the background. If you are a fan of comics like Menji and the Sea Dragon or Bird & Squirrel, Adventure Time or animes like Hare Nochi Guu, you'll enjoy this one full of fun expression and humor.

It included three long stories. It's like three books in one. The first one helps to define the world, characters, and their purpose with a fun quest to heal half of the population from a disease that zombified them. The next ones are quests too. I Love Penelope a character that shows up in this world and can't remember who she is. The stories revolve around her mystery too.
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Well, this one is quite literally, for the kids. The art looks great, the colours are popping, and quite a lot of the little jokes land pretty well.

There is a strange stodginess to the book, which I'm guessing is much less noticeable if you read the book in bits, and not in one go as I have done.

My guess would be that the intended audience'll love it.
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A candy-colored adventure, “Loonicorns” is a fun read for the middle grade set! (Think Candyland meets Adventure Time!)

Enter the world of Looniland, where its mystical inhabitants are deemed either “Pretties” or “Uglies”. Will a strange newcomer finally be able to change this?

The story is fun and immersive, woven with rich world-building that leaves plenty of room for future installments to explore! It tackles the subject of beauty standards in a clever way that will resonate for readers of all ages.

While I certainly would have liked to have seen more done with the lettering (particularly where the sound effects were concerned), I thought the art style was adorable and that the character design was very well done.

I will say that clocking in at 296 pages, there is a chance that this could be a tad on the lengthy side for some readers. But this would be a fun rainy day read!

Thank you so much to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advance reader copy in exchange for an honest review.
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This was such a fun and wild ride.  The Looniland is a realm of 2 “people”: the ugly and the pretty.  The pretty get to laze the day away and the ugly do all the work.  We come into the story with the Mayor Granny sending her best ugly to figure out what happened with the lighting, and then take that “thing” to the mountain and drop it in the burning pit.  But the entire journey is a comedy of errors.  While uglies are doing all the work, the pretties are being zombified by some illness to which the uglies have immunity.  This book contains 3 stories that all interconnect.  They are funny, and heartfelt, and just a joy to read.  The illustrations are bright and colorful.  The story at times seems long, but that is because there is so much dialog between the characters.  Way more dialogue then usually seen in a graphic novel.  Overall, I loved this story, and I want more or it.  Also, I would really like to see this animated.
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This book was so weird but it was fun, funny, and cute!!! I honestly think anyone, kid, teen, or adult, would enjoy reading it because I know I got a kick out of the whole thing. The characters are charming, the humor is witty, and the story has kept me intrigued to boot! I think I'm going to purchase this for my Adult Graphic Novel section as well as the youth.
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Such a fun, colourful chaotic read with crazy, chaotic characters!

The story is based in Loliland which is the home for our mythical creatures like unicorns and dodos and colourful other beings! 

The story tries to focus on the concept of beautiful versus ugly. I feel it's done well.

However, I would have loved the reading experience more if the art wasn't a bit too overcrowded.

Thank you, Diamond Book Distributors, for the advance reading copy.
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Loonicorns is a great comic book about a group of wacky creatures. I really loved the illustrations, they were vibrant and almost like I was watching instead of reading a cartoon. The text was easy to read. This would be a great TV show!!
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Its supposed to be middle grade humour but has this weird "edgy adult" vibe to it that makes this humour just... bad. The art was pretty nice though. 300 pages is way too much.
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A fun, colorful, and creative adventure. I’d gladly share this on my shelf for younger readers and enjoyed the fantasy bent of the story.
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Terrible. Feels like a clear ripoff of “I hate Fairyland”. Disappointing to say the least. I really wanted to like this but both story and art is quite frankly amateurish.
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Loonicorns was an enjoyable read, its not exactly a kids book and not exactly an adult graphic novel, if I were to compare it to something it would be Adventure Time or Steven Universe, genre wise, but a graphic novel. 

The colors and art style are beautiful, Id definitely say a full star or two are due to the art The story is interesting and engaging, and addresses real life issues in a fun and playful way. 

Thank you NetGalley for providing me with an advance review copy of this book for free in exchange for my honest review.
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This books was absolute bananas. It’s this weird mix of Adventure Time and 90’s Nickelodeon cartoons and a wild explosion of chaotic humor. I had strong Fairly Odd Parents vibes, a little Invader Zim nods and it’s overall a good time. Honestly just on the nostalgia fact of growing up with those cartoons I enjoyed this. It has that typical wrapping things up in a ridiculous, unexpected way from time to time that is often found in that subversive humor genre. My one complaint is that it leaned so heavily into it that I never felt like I had time to breath as a reader so I constantly wanted to take breaks to absorb everything. That being said I always came back to it and overall it’s. Good time. The art style is really vibrant and fun but my favorite aspect are all the little illustrative details thrown in. Finding all of those little faces and Easter egg type goodness made it even better. 

Thank you so much to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of this book.
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This graphic novel tells the story of a variety of odd creatures such as cyclops and dodos. The creatures are separated into two categories, beautiful or ugly and there seems to be some bullying and discrimination between the groups. The book is written in graphic novel style with boxes and speech bubbles as well as some expressive onomatopoeia words in fun fonts throughout. The pictures are detailed and interesting and are a huge part of the storytelling. I like that while it is very colourful, the book sticks to a pastel colour pallet that is not too bright and distracting. I also like that even though there are speech bubbles, the font is fairly accessible, in that it is black on white, written in uppercase primarily, in a clean font that is easy to read and that there is not too much text in each bubble. The book is quite long, close to 300 pages, but I think that is perfect for the middle grade reader who loves graphic novels and can't get enough of them! I would recommend this book to parents and teachers of children in the age 7-12 range. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book!
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Oh dear god no.

While Magnetic Press and their brothers have been reprinting some of the best books I'd previously seen from Europe Comics, like Elle(s), and, er, that one that upskirts that dead woman in Barcelona, I will never be able to understand why they chose this unreadable tripe to put out again.  My initial review of the first hundred pages included the phrases "the horror, the horror" and "no, just no".

The fact they have given me the sweats at the thought of the full 300pp just shows how evil this book is.  Just face it, in making me cut and paste my thoughts it's made me even more repetitive than said thoughts were in the first place.
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me pareció muy divertido y muy colorido. los dibujos están muy lindos, no le entendí muy bien a la historia pero el arte ayuda.

thanks to netgalley and Diamond Book Distributors for an arc of this book.
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