Saturday, June 25, 2016

[BOOK REVIEW] Garfield: Lard of the Jungle by Jim Davis

Title:  Garfield: Lard of the Jungle

Author:  Jim Davis

Genre:  Humor / Animals / Relationships

Year Published:  2011

Year Read: 6/23/2016

Series:  Garfield #52

Publisher: Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks

Source:  Library

Content Rating:  Ages 7+ (Some Rude Behavior)



I think that at this point, I will make it my goal to read all the “Garfield” graphic novels by Jim Davis, since I love “Garfield” so much and each graphic novel I have read of everyone’s favorite fat orange fur ball just continues to put a smile on my face!  Now, I have read yet another “Garfield” graphic novel called “Garfield: Lard of the Jungle” and it was just as enjoyable as the other “Garfield” graphic novels I’ve read!

What is this story about?

This volume yet again continues the adventures of Garfield and his life with his owner Jon and canine companion Odie!  This time, we get even more storylines dealing with Liz, Jon’s new girlfriend, Jon visiting his family on the farm and Garfield dealing with his age as his birthday comes up!

What I loved about this story:

Jim Davis’ writing: No matter how many “Garfield” graphic novels I have read over the years, I can never get tired of Jim Davis’ witty and hilarious writing!  Jim Davis has continued to give us a comedic and witty series in his “Garfield” comics, especially whenever Garfield voices his snarky opinions about Jon’s life and Odie’s moronic antics as it makes the audience laugh at Garfield’s hilarious lifestyle. I also loved the addition of Liz as she is shown as not being another failure in Jon’s love life, but as a love interest who is able to put up with Jon’s dorkiness and is the voice of reason in many of the situations. 

Jim Davis’ artwork:  Jim Davis’ artwork is still hilarious to look at as all the characters has large and rounded eyes that makes them look extremely goofy and I loved the facial expressions on most of the characters, especially Garfield always looking so bored on each panel despite the zany antics going on during the stories.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, “Garfield: Lard of the Jungle” is a fantastic volume that features everyone’s favorite fat cat and shows that Garfield has still got it after all of these years!

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