Mr. Big by Carol Dembicki
A Tale of Pond Life

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In a watery world where only the strong survive, the reptiles and fish living in a small pond launch a plan to eradicate Mr. Big, a snapping turtle that is terrorizing them. Despite a few protests from some pond dwellers, who warn of the potential consequences this could have, the animals solicit the support of a murder of crows to carry out their plot. But the scheming crows have their own motives to kill the large reptile and decide to use this opportunity to do so. However, as the plan is put into action, a different, greater terror has found itself a member of the pond. Will Mr. Big be ousted forever? Or will the pond dwellers come to realize that even the old snapping turtle might serve his purpose in their small environment? And what will become of the new threat to those living in the peaceful pond?

This stunning graphic novel written for young readers illustrates the delicate balance that exists in small, self-contained, natural ecosystems and the relationship between predator and prey. Mr. Big is perfect for the classroom and will appeal to children interested in nature and comics.

About Carol Dembicki

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Carol Dembicki works mainly on short stories, some of which have been adapted into comics. She is currently writing a story about one of her favorite topics-the supernatural. Matt Dembicki is a cartoonist and writer. He was the editor for Trickster: Native American Tales, and is finishing work on his Ignatz Award-nominated Xoc, a graphic novel about a great white shark. Matt is also a founding member of the D.C. Conspiracy, a comics creators' collaborative in Washington, DC.
Published September 1, 2012 by Sky Pony Press. 160 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Comics & Graphic Novels, Children's Books.

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With a mix of full-bleed, captioned pages and splashy graphic panels rendered in vibrant natural colors, the struggle against Mr. Big will hold attention while sneakily imparting a science lesson or two.

Aug 22 2012 | Read Full Review of Mr. Big: A Tale of Pond Life

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Themes of life, death, and balance within nature run throughout, and the major story line follows an attempt by some of Mr. Big’s fellow pond denizens to evict him (“How much destruction has he caused?

Sep 24 2012 | Read Full Review of Mr. Big: A Tale of Pond Life

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