I read a digital advanced copy courtesy of the publisher and Net Galley
The lovable roommates and friends Blue, Barry, and Pancakes are back for their sixth adventure! What starts out as a test for aqua belts turns into playing duck ball to save the sport. Lively illustrations pair with the text to take readers on a rip-rolling adventure.
Kids are going to love the continued adventures of Blue, Barry, and Pancake. I love that they stand for joy. When joy is taken out of the picture sometimes the cost is not worth forgetting what you’re doing something for. I think this is a great message that so many kids and people can benefit from being reminded about. Thank you so much to First Second Books and Netgalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of this title.
Like you opened a box of new crayons...fresh, fun and really colorful!!
What a great read. If you have a resistant reader in your family give Blue, Barry & Pancakes: Mayhem on Wheels a try. If you have an avid reader in your family- this is also a great read :) It is just packed with whimsey and adventure. I was most impressed with the bright, vivid colors. The colorful illustrations just made this a joy to read.
Highly recommend this graphic novel!!
Grateful to have received a digital copy of this book from First Second Books, First Second.
Cute book about 3 friends of fantasy characters. Easy to read and engaging for the younger kids. Would recommend for grades K-2 in the graphic novel section.
This is super cute and hillarious. Fun antics of Blue, Barry, and Pancake as they discover a new game and that winning isn’t the most important part. My students would love this book.
This is a cute, silly book, with enough action to keep kids interested. My five year old was enthralled and I think it could work for ages 5-8, possibly older depending on the kiddo and reading level. This is a great one for classroom and elementary libraries especially for those looking for engaging, younger graphic novels. Similar to Narwhal and Pee Bee and Jay, young kiddos will be excited to pick this one up!
This colorful, fast-paced graphic novel featuring reader favorites Blue, Berry, and Pancakes, is sure to bring readers back for the next adventure. I will recommend the entire series to reluctant/early readers, fans of Dog Man, and my voracious graphic novel readers.
Thank you to NetGalley for the eARC. All opinions are mine and are independent of consideration.
OMG how much I love this graphic novel series! There is so much mayhem everywhere, it is truly non-stop fun. Vibrant, detailed illustrations with a fun filled adventure that has a new turn at every corner!
My children could not stop laughing…. And honestly I found myself laughing out loud right along with them! I hope to see what is next in store for our trio!
ARC Copy...I have seen these characters before but this is first time reading them. My verdict-impressions...this is hilarious, colourful, fast paced plus yes fun and friendship is very important indeed!
What an off kilter trio. The storyline feels like one big run on sentence with events crashing right up and pressing into the next scene. The author doesn’t explain anything about the setting or the trio and I was left piecing things along.
While the story is unusual, the illustrations are bright and catchy with focus easily drawing the eye along the pages, enhancing the story along.
It’s just not for me.
Sponsored through NetGalley for an honest review.
Like the series installments prior, this was TONS of fun. Unique storyline involving bots, silly moments, enticing pictures that were easy to associate with the storyline, and a moral at the end of the story. My son and I loved reading and laughing together with another win for this series!
Thank you to NetGalley and First Second Books for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
My kids (5 and 7) adore this graphic novel series and the many silly adventures of Blue, Barry & Pancakes. In Mayhem on Wheels, the three friends are back with their normal shenanigans and find themselves competing in a new sport: Roller Duck Ball. The game was bonkers (they loved how the final match up reminded them of Space Jam), the competition fierce, and the jokes kept my young readers laughing.
This graphic novel series is so delightful with the most vibrant and whimsical art that keeps readers of all ages engaged. While we love reading the series together as a family, it is such a wonderful beginning graphic novel for emerging readers - my 5 year old gets so excited to spot sight and high frequency words and doesn’t feel overwhelmed by lots of text.
My kids gave this latest installment five out of five stacks of pancakes. If you have a younger reader who loves stories about adventure, friendship, and teamwork with lots of silliness, they will adore Blue, Barry & Pancakes: Mayhem on Wheels!
Thank you @01firstsecondbooks for the eARC and helping me score cool mom points!
Blue, Barry & Pancakes is such a fantastic graphic novel series for young readers! Full of silly shenanigans this series is perfect for the young reader. In the latest story the three friends find themselves competing in the nonsensical sport Roller Duck Ball and DOMINATING! They've got fans and merchandise, until they don't. Their fame is short lived, and just as suddenly they find themselves replaced by another team. Also, the world, or at least the stadium, may now be in danger.
This charming story is first, fully of the sillies, and second, a gentle question - is winning the MOST important thing of all? Friendship wins the day.
This book is ADORABLE. I can see the children at my library LOVING this book. I'm sad that it won't be published until April 2024, but I know it'll be worth the wait. The illustrations are stunning and the story is so cute. Readers will fall in love with this book.