A Novel in Doodles

Graphic Novel - 2010
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Moving is tough. Being the new kid in school is even tougher. But the hardest thing of all about the move that Doreen "Dodo" Bussey's family is making is that she suspects it might be because of her. She got into trouble at her last school.

On the drive to their new home, her mother gives Dodo a blank notebook, which she uses to chronicle the move, the first days in a new city, and the ups and downs of starting a new school and making new friends. In the process, she reinvents herself as the Doodlebug. Her little sister seems to adjust to everything so easily--why is it so hard for Dodo?

Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2010.
ISBN: 9780312561567
Branch Call Number: J GRAPHIX YOU
Characteristics: [112] p. : chiefly ill. ; 24 cm.


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LocketLibrarian Dec 28, 2011

This is going to be compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and it is so much more. Doodlebug's story is so much more complex and interesting, and her family and friends feel real instead of caricatures.

The doodle format is sometimes hard to read, but I think that will depend on the age of the reader.
I really loved this book.

Ann Langone May 08, 2011

Doreen and her family are relocating from LA to San Fransciso--and Doreen is nervous and blames herself. She had big problems in her last school--didn't want to take her ADHD meds, made some bad decisions and got expelled--and wants to reinvent her self for a fresh start in SF. Doreen decides to journal in DOODLES to help her cope with these big changes for herself and her entire family. Written entirely in DOODLES--Doodlebug is fast paced- frenetic even- and full of fun and drama and all things wonderful and compelling-- I loved it so did every girl i offered it to. Romano clearly remembers what it is like to be a kid, to make mistakes, to want a clean slate, to reinvent yourself as the person you want to be-- all her characters and observations are spot on. The Art is the story--they are inseparable- Fresh and fun-- a great journal/diary book that will lead to many future Doodlebugs. YES!

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LocketLibrarian thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over


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