Monday, December 13, 2021

A Review of The Story of Ace, The Dog That Comes from Space by Anna “Annina” Lorenzi with Illustrations & Preface by Lele Corvi

 by Jason D. DeHart

The Story of Ace, The Dog That Cames from Space, by Anna "Annina" Lorenzi with Illustrations & Preface by Lele Corvi, Original A19, ASIN B09J34T8VQ, $2.99,

Perhaps a bit more of an illustrated collection of short stories than a traditional comic, The Story of Ace is nevertheless a delightful series of episodes that expand on the (mis)adventures of a loveable animal character. The book can be read in part, or from beginning to end, and I can see the possibilities for showing young readers both the comics-style pages and the prose as an entertaining experience.

Anna “Annina” Lorenzi’s story is enjoyable and Lele Corvi's art is attractive, polished, and has an enjoyable sweep in its style. The chapters pair up with the comics pages as an integrated way of telling a story. This is a book of humor, heart, and fun. Readers who are expecting the flow of comic to comic can also read the text this way, although the prose in between is well worth the time. Matching the appeal of the images, the prose is conversational and light.

I am seeing possibilities in the book for connecting young readers, especially with the character of Ace and the science fiction elements – as well as the short story structure of the book.

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