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TOON Books turns 2-years-old this week! Applauses all around. When we first launched in April 2008, TOON Books started with three books. We’ve come a long way, baby! Now we have a collection of 12 books, with many awards and honors.

For more insight, read the Graphic Novel Reporter’s interview with Francoise Mouly about her journey.

In other good news, check out our two new books:

Geoffrey Hayes’ mice siblings Benny and Penny in The Toy Breaker, hide toys from their cousin Bo. Hayes’ previous TOON Book, Benny and Penny in the Big No-No, won the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. Here are some praise from the Washington Post. The article lists The Toy Breaker among the “few remarkable new kids’ graphic novels.”

In the next few weeks, readers can have an interactive relationship with the mice when the Benny and Penny blog launches. Check the Web site for updates.

Based on librarians and teachers demand, we now offer a science-based book featuring characters Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework by author Nadja Spiegelman and artist Trade Loeffler. Young readers learn about nature with fun facts woven into the plot. The book is filled with bugs and animals. Check out this great review from Read About Comics. One of the praises: “Toon Books has another success with Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework. It’s fun and informative, that prized double-header of children’s literature. The format is durable enough, for that matter, that Spiegelman and Loeffler could easily create dozens of Zig and Wikki books on all sorts of subjects.”

Here is an interview with Loeffler about his artistic style. Read Spiegelman’s interview with The School Library Journal.

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