Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Love Volume 1: The Tiger (graphic novel) - Paul's Review

*I received this book as an eARC from Diamond Book Distributors and Magnetic Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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Title: Love Volume 1: The Tiger

Author: Frederic Brremaud 
Illustrator: Federico Bertolucci

Release Date: February 10, 2015

Synopsis: A day in the life of the king of the jungle, this lavishly illustrated story follows a single majestic tiger through a wordless adventure of survival as it hunts prey and defends itself from other would-be killers defending their territory. This exciting tale is told without narration or dialogue, conveyed entirely through the beautiful illustrations of Federico Bertolucci. A beautiful, all-ages title that explores genuine natural behavior through the dramatic lens of Disney-esque storytelling. Like a nature documentary in illustration. 


Review: This graphic novel has no words. It tells a story completely in art. The artwork is beautiful, showcasing many natural landscapes and animals. Some of the animals' expressions are somewhat cartoony just to get human emotions across, but for the most part the anatomy is done quite realistic. 

The story follows a tiger. This tiger comes across many different animals during its day. Many of the animals are in couples so there is some animal mating. 

Since there is no dialogue, this story does an excellent job of showing. The emotions really do show through. The action sequences are also done quite well. 

This is a nice short graphic novel. There isn't much to it, but the artwork is great. I give it a 3/5. It does a great job of showing a day in the life of a tiger in beautiful art. 


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