Beagles and Books wishes a Happy Book Birthday to author Molly Brooks and her debut graphic novel Sanity and Tallulah! We are excited to be part of the blog tour organized by Rockstar Book Tours.
About the Book:
Title: SANITY & TALLULAH
Author: Molly Brooks
Pub. Date: October 16, 2018
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, eBook
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, iBooks, TBD
Sanity Jones and Tallulah Vega are best friends on Wilnick, the dilapidated space station they call home at the end of the galaxy. So naturally, when gifted scientist Sanity uses her lab skills and energy allowance to create a definitely-illegal-but-impossibly-cute three-headed kitten, she has to show Tallulah. But Princess, Sparkle, Destroyer of Worlds is a bit of a handful, and it isn’t long before the kitten escapes to wreak havoc on the space station. The girls will have to turn Wilnick upside down to find her, but not before causing the whole place to evacuate! Can they save their home before it’s too late?
Readers will be over the moon for this rollicking space adventure by debut author Molly Brooks.
Graphic novels are in high demand with my readers so I was so excited to have the opportunity to read Sanity and Tallulah. Right at the beginning of the novel, it was clear that young Sanity is a scientific force to be reckoned with. Secretly, Sanity creates a three-headed kitten in the lab much to the dismay of Dr. Vega, the space station’s chief scientist and best friend Tallulah’s mom. After the bioengineered kitty escapes from the lab, Sanity and Tallulah’s search to find the cat uncovers a much larger problem that could threaten the entire space station.
I just love Sanity and Tallulah both as individuals and as a team. Already grounded for being an accomplice, Tallulah willingly assists Sanity in searching for three-headed feline, always trying to keep her best friend’s spirits up, and is a good sounding board. Sanity exhibits confidence in her abilities as a scientist, and her genuine concern for her cat’s well being is endearing. Despite Dr. Vega’s anger about the unauthorized science project, she demonstrates compassion toward both girls and recognizes and values Sanity’s talents and expertise. Most importantly, author Molly Brooks creates strong, diverse female characters with a respected knowledge of science who can serve as role models for students.
With engaging artwork using a limited color palette, a fast paced plot, strong and diverse characters and of course, an adorable three-headed kitty, I hope that Sanity and Tallulah is the first of many space adventures with this charming, intelligent, and plucky duo.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
I’m a freelance illustrator/comics-maker in Brooklyn by way of Nashville.
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