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Jimmy’s Elbow

Jimmy’s Elbow

by James Kochalka

ISBN 978-1-60309-541-9 - Diamond: JUN241247

“Notably surreal... Readers primed for nothing but laffs may be in for a surprise, as the author folds quick takes on ‘silly’ vs. ‘serious’—not to mention life, death, spiritual apotheosis, and what it means to be ‘made in America’—into the manic proceedings. [Jimmy’s Elbow] hits smack on the funny bone.” Kirkus Reviews

Jimmy has an elbow! Do you have one, too? Well, what if it could talk? Award-winning graphic novelist James Kochalka explores surreal frontiers of the body and mind in this psychedelic comedy for all ages.

Jimmy is a very good boy. He even wears a tie! But when he bumps his elbow on a table, this very good boy starts feeling very bad. Did his elbow die? Was that just a dream? Or has Jimmy’s magic elbow come to life and unlocked his super powers? Well, no matter what, it’s time for Jimmy and his elbow to go to school… what else could go wrong?

Cartoonist James Kochalka has delighted generations of readers with series like Johnny Boo, Banana Fox, and American Elf. Now he’s back with a sprawling and silly graphic novel about childhood, toys, and the mysteries inside us. Explore the nature of sensation, the meaning of America, and the fundamental silliness of having a body, in this surreal and spectacular roller coaster ride — for kids, families, and very serious adults. -- a 168-page, full-color, softcover graphic novel with 3" French flaps (7" x 7")


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