Bow-Wow’s Nightmare Neighbors
Roaring Brook Press / Neal Porter Books
“Bow-Wow is like Bee-Bop; you can read it quick or spend your time with it. Either way, it swings.”
“A wordless, jazzy composition of complicated-yet-simple pictograms, lively cartoon rhythms and surprising pictorial puzzles. It isn't just illustrated text, but genuine visual art—and is all the more literary for it. I loved it (and I bet kids will, too.)”
“Bow-Wow’s Nightmare Neighbors is a mysterious and perfectly-crafted little book, full of surprises and profundities and infused throughout with an uncanny sensitivity to the current state of canine-feline relations.”
“This book has no words, so I have some for it: smart, funny, stylish, spooky, clever and amazing.”
Learn about The Return of Bow-Wow in Publishers Weekly.
Read the interview Nightmare Neighbors, Dream Collaborators in The Comics Journal.
HOORAY! Bow-Wow’s Nightmare Neighbors is chosen as one of The Horn Book Magazine‘s best books of 2014!
“Concept and execution could not be better. Readers of all ages are the winners the moment they open this book."
—Kirkus, starred ★ review
“Confident, clear-line drawings in the manner of Hergé or Crockett Johnson give the panels a classic feel, and, in the mostly b&w artwork, color is used to brilliant comic effect. The pacing never flags, and the warm-and-fuzzy ending is as gratifying as it is surreal.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred ★ review
“A sophisticated visual narrative with subtle and humorous details.”
—School Library Journal, starred ★ review
“Through expert use of comic-book panels, Newgarden and Cash play with perspective and timing, giving a sense of immediacy and light suspense to each increasingly silly scene. A fresh look at things that go bump in the night.”
—The Horn Book, starred ★ review
“Newgarden and Cash use body language, facial expressions and color to superb effect, building suspense and dishing out humor seemingly effortlessly.”
–Shelf Awareness, starred ★ review
“Through a succession of comic style panels and alternating color/black and white hues, illustrators Newgarden and Cash provide an inventive and entertaining picture book for readers.”
“This book rewards the careful reader. . . . this book is a perfect introduction to panels in graphic novels, but an experienced reader will also laugh out loud at some of the fun scenes. Bow-Wow's Nightmare Neighbors did a great job of surprising and delighting me. We enjoyed every moment with this book.”
–From Tot to Teens
“Pure joy and inventiveness in exploring visual puns and visual gags. I would absolutely recommend this for any kid you know. I would absolutely recommend this for yourself. It is, as I said, utterly charming.”
–Comics For Grown-Ups
“Impeccable layout and design contribute to perfect pacing. . . . It's storytelling at its very finest. Readers, like me, will be compelled to open the front cover again as soon as the back cover is closed.”
–Librarian’s Quest blogspot
“It’s a great story, especially for one that has zero narration.”
–Comic Bastards, starred ★ review
“Newgarden and Cash excel in surrealistic touches . . .”
–Mr. Brian’s Picture Book Picks
“A visual delight, the book ’tells‘ Bow-Wow‘s story with a clever combination of intensity and nuance.”
–Columbian, Clark County, Washington state