Time flies at Brookaven Cherry Blossom Festival

by Daddy Mojo on March 27, 2017

We were compensated for this post. All thoughts are our own. Oh Sakura, you spoil us. Cherry Blossom season is short-so get out and take advantage of these magical light pink flowers. They’ll be gone from trees before you know it. Take this time now to plan ahead and put the Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival on your calendar for 2018. The 2017 Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival ended and it’s one that is incredibly family friendly, it’s also dog friendly, has live music, great food and some special surprises that only Atlanta can bring.

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New all age comics for March 22, 2017

by Daddy Mojo on March 24, 2017

This is a busy week for all age comics. Sometimes it’s occupied with a mix of graphic novels but this week it’s mostly monthly titles. These comic books have a wide variety of topics and will interest reluctant readers to those kids that already love to read and simply need something new.  Here are five of the more interesting or go-to all age comics that your young readers need to know about.

Looney Tunes

What’s not to love about Looney Tunes? It’s only $2.99, has classic characters, is really funny and is something that older and younger generations can laugh at together. Issue #236 of Looney Tunes has Daffy Duck, Yosimite Sam and Porky Pig on a dating show plus a couple other short stories.

Simpsons

Pick your Simpsons this week, either Simpsons Comics #238 or Simpsons Illustrated #28. Simpsons Illustrated is $4.99 and collects some stores that were previously published in Simpsons Comics. The later is $3.99 and approximately 75% of the pages that are in the former. Both are 100% entertaining and OK for kids 6 and up, but will require some reading in order to get the most out of it.

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Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures

Left to their own devices each of these are great all age comics. Combine them in one comic book fighting baddies and you’ve got one of the best miniseries of the year. Batman Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures has great art, age appropriate action and represents all of the fun that you want to have while reading a comic book.

Lumberjanes

Lumberjanes is one of those great things that easily qualifies as comedy, action or science fiction. Some issues will be more personal, others relative to monsters or summer camp, but it’s always entertaining. Issue #36 is out this week and it’s a great series for ages 9 and up.

Rust, Volume 2, Secrets of the Cell

Rust is the best graphic novel that I never read. Now that I read its sequel, Rust, Volume 2, Secrets of the Cell I see why so many people praised this series. This is the trade paperback that reprints the second book in the Rust story line that expertly tells the story of a robot boy. It answers questions, but presents many more and allows the illustrated panels to have space to let its scarcity and sparseness do the talking.

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Rust, Volume Two, Secrets of the Cell preview

March 22, 2017

Rust, Secrets of the Cell will easily be one of the top 10 graphic novels of the year. Check out these sample pages to see why.

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Tales of the TMNT: Super Shredder now on DVD

March 21, 2017

These episodes pick up immediately after Bat In The Belfry, the last episode that was on their previous DVD, Earth’s Last Stand.
The trailer for the episodes as they ran on television is impressive and feels like a show that’s too old for our kids. However, our 5 and 7YO kids saw the episodes and were fine with the content. There’s genuine tension, fun animation with a slight 60’s vibe and the show feels very much like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures comic book that we like so much

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Smurfs: The Lost Village, return to the big screen, giveaway and more

March 21, 2017

The Atlanta Film Festival starts up this weekend and on March 25 you can meet, greet and take Smurftastic photos with Papa Smurf and Hefty Smurf from 1:15-2:00 at Towne Cinema in Avondale Estates. At 12: 15, just prior to their appearance you could also check out the Planet of the Children, a series of short films that are being shown as part of the Atlanta Film Festival 2017 schedule. The Atlanta sneak preview is Saturday, April 1 at 11:00 in Roswell. We’re giving away four family 4-packs to see Smurfs: The Lost Village so that you’ll be the first in your elementary school or office cooler to spread the word. These passes will be emailed to you and you’ll print them out from your computer at home. May the best of blue, Smurf luck be with you!

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Dragonwatch by Brandon Mull lives up to the hype

March 20, 2017

Dragonwatch is written in a way that is appropriate for upper elementary school readers and up to grasp, without making it seem like a children’s book for adults who read it. The central characters in the book are 13 year old Seth and his 15 year old sister Kendra. They’re surrounded by so many creatures, helpers and monsters that the humans sometimes play second fiddle, despite being the main characters in the book.
If I understand things correctly, in the first book they drank some magic milk from a special cow and now they’re able to see the fairy world that exists just beyond their grandparent’s home. In Dragonwatch their cousin’s visit, which have not drank the magic milk, for a visit. Unfortunately for them, the dragons, who were previously banished to safe areas in the kingdom, are becoming restless.

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Sing-giveaway and review, it’s better encore

March 19, 2017

The Sing Blu-Ray DVD has 3 new short films in it also. If you’ve never seen Sing you can go ahead and view them without it ruining anything. If you’ve seen the film then you can watch all three of them and remember why you liked them in the first place. There are also all sorts of music videos, The Making of Sing, character profiles, The Making of the Mini-Movies and more. The 4K Ultra HD comes in a combo pack with the Blu-Ray, Digital HD and UltraViolet too. You can also watch the movie in French, Spanish or English. Sing is rated PG for some mild rude humor and perilous situations. Our 5 year old watched it and was OK with everything he saw.

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Disney PIXAR Cars #1, comic book is for the kids 8 and younger

March 19, 2017

Young readers will like the art, short stories and laugh at the appropriate times. However, readers 9 or older will get bored of the comic. Maybe it’s the length of each short story but they all end like an episode of Three’s Company. Someone says a pun, all the characters laugh and we end it with a shot of the credits.

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