Bad for You: Exposing the War on Fun!Paperback
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- Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
- Format: Paperback | 189 pages
- Dimensions: 203mm x 264mm x 20mm | 340g
- Publication date: 7 January 2014
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0805092897
- ISBN 13: 9780805092899
- Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
- Sales rank: 406,749
SHOULD U.S. COMICS BE BANNED?"SATANIC" HARRY POTTER BOOKS BURNTPLAYGROUNDS POSE THREAT TO CHILDRENTEXT-MAD YOUTH LOSING WRITING ABILITIESCHILD SUSPENDED FOR BRANDISHING CHICKENSOCIAL WEBSITES HARM CHILDREN'S BRAINSSTUDENT ARRESTED FOR "PASSING GAS" AT SCHOOLThese are all real headlines screaming about the terrible stuff that's out there . . . stuff that's supposed to be BAD FOR YOU. But, honestly--is it?!"Bad for You" asks this question and many more--and not just about the things that modern parents fear like violent video games, social media, and dirty hands. Stuff in this book goes back centuries--all the way to Plato (yeah, that one) and his worries over the new "technology" of his time: the written word! Kevin C. Pyle and Scott Cunningham cleverly expose the long-standing CAMPAIGN AGAINST FUN for what it really is: a bunch of anxious adults grasping at straws, ignoring scientific data, and blindly yearning for the good old days that never were. "Bad for You" presents the facts, figures, and a whole lot more--in eye-grabbing graphics--to debunk these myths and give kids the power to prove there's nothing wrong with having fun . . . or with being young.
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Kevin C. Pyle is the author and illustrator of numerous graphic novels and docu-comics, the most recent of which is "Take What You Can Carry." He also teaches comics and enjoys hanging around with his wife, son, two cats, and a dog in their creaky old house in New Jersey.Scott Cunningham has written kids' comics for DC, "Archie," "Nickelodeon" Magazine and parodies for "Mad." He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, daughter, TEN cats and one dog. He thinks he has enough pets for now.
"The writers clearly fall on the side of fun and make little effort to present convincingcounterarguments." - "Booklist" "This book is funny, mind-boggling, entertaining, and completely educational. Make sure every teen gets a copy."- "School Library Journal" "A survey of wet-blanketry through the ages." -- "Kirkus Reviews"Praise for "Blindspot" "With this graphic novel, Kevin Pyle has eloquently mapped out the line between youth and adulthood. He captures pivotal moments of transformation through pitch-perfect dialogue and surprising graphic inventions. "Blindspot" is everything that is great and unique about this art form." --Peter Kuper, author/artist of "Sticks and Stones""This perfectly captures a shining moment of boyhood." --"Booklist""Pyle uses the graphic novel format to powerful effect. . . .This is a very smart and humane graphic novel that . . . resonates with a broad emotional range." --"Publishers Weekly" Praise for "Katman" "The actions of these characters will make thoughtful readers reexamine their ideas about friendship, loyalty, and heroism." --"School Library Journal""Inventive . . . an entertaining humanist parable." --"Booklist" Praise for "Take What You Can Carry" "An expressive view of the past that is both nostalgic and harshly realistic." --"Booklist""Makes a powerful statement about respect, gratitude, and forgiveness." --"School Library Journal"