Good Dog, Bad Dog: The Golden Bone
(David Fickling Books)
This is the first appearance of Bergman and McBoo, canine detective working the crime-ridden streets of Muttropolis. Dave Shelton is a master of the comic book form and he has created funny and engaging characters and set them in a world full of knowing references to classic hard-boiled detective movies and fiction. The artwork is of course excellent and the stories (there are three in this volume) are exciting and full of laughs.
A brilliant graphic novel for newer and more confident readers, aged 7 and up.