Monday, August 24, 2015

Book Review: Zen Pencils Volume 2

Cartoon quotes from inspirational folks!

Zen Pencils is an exciting and unique new comic that takes inspirational and famous quotes and adapts them into cartoon stories. From icons like Einstein, Gandhi, and Twain to modern-day philosophers, comedians and writers—their words are turned into heartwarming stories by cartoonist Gavin Aung Than. Be inspired, motivated, educated, and laugh as you read famous words as never before!
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Gavin Aung Than is a freelance cartoonist based in Melbourne, Australia. After working in the corporate graphic design industry for 8 years he quit his unfulfilling job at the end of 2011 to focus on his true passion, drawing cartoons. Gavin launched Zen Pencils at the start of 2012, a cartoon blog which adapts inspirational quotes into comic stories, and hasn’t looked back since.
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My Review:
This book is a really innovative way to get children interested in the wisdom of the past and present. I remember a particular English teacher I had that would put inspirational quotes on the walls of her classroom. They were nice and profound, but having the illustrations to go along with them would have given them more meaning and depth to my middle school brain. I also realized I had seen some of these online, around Tumblr and on my Facebook feed. And now I'm so glad I know where they're from so I can get a copy for myself and tack up the ones that mean the most to me around my home. I would definitely take this book, and the first volume of the series, to add them to my shelves for my daughter. I'd even get a second set for my sister, and I hope there are more to come. Many thanks to NetGalley for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: 5/5

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