Comic Review: Johnny Boo: The Best Little Ghost in the World

Johnny Boo: The Best Little Ghost in the World
Story and Art: James Kochalka
Published by Top Shelf Productions
ISBN-10: 1-60309-013-4
ISBN-13: 978-1-60309-013-1

Review by Kris

Johnny Boo is not only the best little ghost in the world, but he’s also the cutest. In Johnny Boo: The Best Little Ghost in the World he and his pet Squiggle have some pretty crazy adventures. They meet an ice cream monster and Johnny Boo has to save Squiggle because the ice cream monster accidentally ate Squiggle along with the ice cream. I guess that’ll happen when you get a little excited when someone opens up a vat of your favorite food. Thanks to Johnny’s special “Boo” power he is able to save the day!

Not only is Johnny Boo adorable, but he also has one groovy hairdo. I found this little book a fun read. This is a book for children, but it’s a book that parents can enjoy while reading it with their kids. The story is presented in the comic book format. I’ve always felt that reading books in different formats is great for learning. This sweet story shows that not all ghosts and monsters are scary.

James Kochalka’s art is so endearing. I fell in love with it when I looked at the cover. I know you aren’t supposed to judge a book by its cover. In the case of Johnny Boo: The Best Little Ghost in the World looking at his smiling face and Elvis hair you can’t help but fall in love. For parents who don’t want their kids reading comic books (sadly I know that there are some out there) don’t be afraid to pick this book up. It teaches such great lessons like sharing, helping those in need, etc.

This book took me right back to childhood. You don’t have to be a beginning reader to enjoy this book. Drawn with comic book appeal, this book will captivate the young and young at heart!