Krosoczka, J. J. (2009). Lunch Lady and the league of librarians. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN: 9780375846847
Annotation: The Breakfast Bunch think the city’s librarians are hatching a nefarious plan. It’s up to Lunch Lady and Betty to foil the plot, but with they be able to defeat the Librarians’ secret weapon?
Reaction: This book was good fun, and I enjoyed the depiction of Evil Librarians. Plus, their Book Beasts were ingenious and hilarious.
Krosoczka uses panels to help the story flow, but the action scenes are just too big to be contained in a measely panel! Those scenes use full one and two page spreads to show the action, as well as allow some of the characters to escape the bounds of the panels, some of which are angled as if knocked ajar. Krosoczka also uses full page spreads to help set the scene: the 2 page illustration of the library and the one page one of the Book Fair.
This book uses alliteration in the title.
Media Used: Black india ink with a brush for the line work (a pen for some of the detail work) & color digitally w photoshop.