Spend some time with Toon Books

Speaking of kids comics, Toon Books has a few news items worth noting. First of all, the company has upgraded their Web site, adding a number of interactive features, including Toon Readers, which features creators like Jeff Smith reading their books aloud as you virtually flip through the pages; and Cartoon Maker, which lets you build your own comic using the Benny and Penny characters.  (via)

Next, the company has announced their two new titles for Spring 2010. They are: Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework by Nadja Spiegelman and Trade Loeffler, the first book in their line to incorporate science facts into a story; and Benny and Penny in The Toy Breaker by Geoffrey Hayes, the third book in the B&P line.

They've also got stuff for teachers, including lesson plans and a guide on how to have a class re-enact some of the books, as the video below demonstrates.

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