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Graphic Novel Review: The Windy Day by Tony Sandoval

The Windy Day by Tony Sandoval
Genre: Fantasy | Children | Graphic Novel
Length: 33 pages
Published on 14th May 2019 by Lion Forge Comics
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Received for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis:
A young girl sets out on her own to fly her kite and encounters a pirate cloud full of goblins looking to cause trouble. She is rescued by a big black wolf who scare the goblins away and stays to help her fly her kite as high as possible…

twdI picked The Windy Day up from NetGalley simply because I loved the last book I read by Tony Sandoval – Watersnakes.

The art is the same style and it has similar horror undertone themes but I guess for TWD its more creepy than actual horror as this has a younger target audience.

TWD follows a girl who wants to fly her kite but is scared of the forest and what lies within, but it turns out she has bigger things to worry about when a pirate cloud full of goblins attack in hopes to steal her away for a feast.

Luckily, for younger readers, this story doesn’t remain scary for very long as she finds a protector who saves the day and makes her days full of joy. She’s braver with her new ally.

Overall the story is fine, the length is smol, and I’m not sure I could recommend it to every child given how scary some of it is? I’m a lil confused I guess by its actual target audience.

I liked it though, it just didn’t live up to what I expected after loving Watersnakes.

I guess mostly I loved his art work, the use of watercolours works wonderfully with his line work and I’m just a big fan of his aesthetic. I’d pin up this work rather than re-read it.twd4

3.5 stars / 5 stars
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