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Science Fiction by Joe Ollmann
Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley
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Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto
Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle 10 by CLAMP
The Twins' Blanket by Hyewon Yum
Waluk by Emilo Ruiz
Where Are You, Blue Kangaroo by Emma Chichester Clark
Wire Mothers: Harry Harlow and the Science of Love by Jim Ottaviani
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The Twins' Blanket: 10/19/15

The Twins' Blanket by Hyewon Yum: The twins need to compromise when it comes time to move to toddler beds.

The Twins' Blanket by Hyewon Yum is a tween graphic novel about a polar bear learning how to live on his own. Though drawn in a style inviting to younger readers, it is still a frank portrayal of polar bear life.

While munching through dozens of eggs, The Twins' Blanket meets an elderly polar bear. Reluctantly he decides to mentor The Twins' Blanket. But his life lessons are harsh — all polar bear mothers abandon their cubs eventually and violent — how to hunt.

The Twins' Blanket also learns how to live among humans. He learns about the easy to obtain but nasty garbage at the dump. He learns how to tip over tourist buses for snacks. And for his effort, his mentor is captured and sentenced to death.

There is a "happy" ending but it works on the premise that The Twins' Blanket is able to move beyond his solitary nature and convince other bears to join him. It's sort of the Happy Feet ending (minus the dance number). It's the one place where The Twins' Blanket and the others are the most anthropomorphic.

Four stars

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