ARC Review – Sweaterweather: & Other Short Stories by Sara Varon

25332015Title: Sweaterweather: & Other Short Stories

Author: Sara Varon

Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis: Sweaterweather is about a turtle, a rabbit, and other sweet creatures on a snowy journey. It contains short comics and lots of other delightful things, such as paper dolls, postcards, and stamps. Sweaterweather is being released in June just in time to save those longing for the cold from a long hot Summer!

Huge thank you to First Second and Netgalley for this ARC!

Sam’s Review:

Reading a Sara Varon graphic novel is like putting on a warm sweater. It’s comfortable, familiar, and makes you feel warm and fuzzy on the inside. In this new collection of short comics, we see Sara’s humble beginnings as a graphic novelist, and how her style has changed from the early years to now.

There’s definitely some gems in this collection. We get to see the beginnings of Dog and Robot, cooking adventures with friends, tea time comics for a cold winter, and of course, my favourite, paper dolls. I have a weird love of paper dolls and when they appear in a book my first temptation is to cut the pages out and make them (though this was an egalley, and I don’t think I’d do it to a finished copy even if the temptation was there).

And really that’s just it — these stories are meant to be shared. They are cute, funny, and heart-warming, and sometimes that’s all you truly need from a graphic novel, book, movie, etc. Sometimes you want to read what is comfortable, and what fits like a good sweater. While you won’t be able to get your hands on this until 2016, it’s worth the wait, and if you’re curious about Sara Varon, check out her other graphic novels, they are all wonderful!

Note: This graphic novel does not release until February 2nd 2016. This was an early galley provided to me by publishers.

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