Grace for Gus by Harry Bliss

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Read Grace for Gus Online Free - Bestselling cartoonist and master visual storyteller Harry Bliss has concocted a delightful, near wordless graphic picture book with nods to famous cartoons, cultural icons, and the secret lives that creative people make for themselves.

Grace is the quiet girl in the class. And Gus is the class guinea pig.

Grace knows that Gus is lonely, and so she sets off one night to help out her furry friend.

Wherever she goes, Grace amazes and delights as she shares her many talents, showing how one person with a little pizzazz can make a difference.

Praise for Grace for Gus:

Grace for Gus is so rich in smart sight gags, subtle cartoon homages, and clever visual references.” —Alison Bechdel, cartoonist and author of the Eisner Award–winning Fun Home

“He had me at Guinea Pig!” —Jamie Lee Curtis, actress and New York Times bestselling author of Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day

“In his usual brilliant way, Harry Bliss brings humor and detail (details, details, details) to every panel. Linger on every panel as long as you can—there’s something for everyone.” —Doreen Cronin, author of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

Title : Grace for Gus
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ISBN : 0062644106
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 pages


Betsy rated it ★★☆☆☆

March 02, 2018

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DaNae rated it ★★★☆☆

February 19, 2018

Busking for hamsters.

Beverly rated it ★★★★★

March 09, 2018

As you read this book to your child, be sure to check out the illustrations. It's not often that you see Frankenstein driving a car next to an old truck owned by Sanford and Son. The illustrator has included little bits and pieces in the background that will entertain the adult readers while you...

Kate rated it ★★★★☆

March 11, 2018

I adored all the visual gags and cameos in this, though I know I only understood a fraction of them.

Aliza rated it ★★☆☆☆

March 17, 2018

I'm having trouble getting past a child doing gymnastic tricks on a subway pole while Woody Allen and Donald Trump leer on creepily.

Munro's rated it ★★★★☆

February 01, 2018

This one is entirely in the details. I admit I skimmed it the first time through, and it was a disservice to this very clever and detail-packed book. In order to really enjoy this book, you have to slow down and look for all the cameos and hidden bits within each scene. Tons of comic references are...

Michelle rated it ★★★★☆

February 10, 2018

Reviewed for YA Books Central A cute adventure through New York City. Grace is a spunky girl with many hidden talents. Gus is the class pet. The two of them decide to go out and explore the city, delighting everyone they meet. It's a fun trip for those of us old enough to catch the throwbacks to ot...

Jenn rated it ★★★★★

March 10, 2018

The first time I read and rated this book I gave it 3 stars. It was cute, but not my cup of tea. But while reading some of the other reviews I saw one that mentioned all of the hidden gems. I immediately went back to take a closer look and changed my review. It is so clever. Trump's riding the su...

Kelly rated it ★★★★☆

February 19, 2018

Really really cute. I liked how Bliss threw in a lot of little things in the pictures, like a Charlie Brown and a nod to Jaws. The pictures are definitely fun to look at closely. I think it's cute what Grace did for Gus the guinea pig, but I thought the ending was abrupt. I know it's gotta be har...

Pam rated it ★★★☆☆

March 07, 2018

I enjoyed the puns and literary and cultural references in every picture but wonder how many elementary students will understand. The heroine wants to contribute to the class jar to buy a friend for their class hamster Gus. She sneaks out at night to be a street musician, caricature artist and sub...

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