Friends and Foes by Eddie Pittman

Friends and Foes

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Friends and Foes Reviews

  • Mary Catelli

    , book 2. Spoilers ahead!

    The stranded aliens -- and Red -- are trying to make themselves comfortable. Tawee shows up again, without his techno egg, and with a new friend, or pet, or something, which Red dubs Steve. One alien urges on Red to get at Goose's supplies: they had all heard he was supposed to help them.

    Her attempts, with Tawee and Steve, produce more adventures. It features an election, a discussion of baseball, a probe, the pirates of the last book, a realization about the

    , book 2. Spoilers ahead!

    The stranded aliens -- and Red -- are trying to make themselves comfortable. Tawee shows up again, without his techno egg, and with a new friend, or pet, or something, which Red dubs Steve. One alien urges on Red to get at Goose's supplies: they had all heard he was supposed to help them.

    Her attempts, with Tawee and Steve, produce more adventures. It features an election, a discussion of baseball, a probe, the pirates of the last book, a realization about the ship that was wrecked, and more.

  • Mary Thomas

    Thanks to the #kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own.

    ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ for Red's Planet Friends and Foes! Readers will love this funny and action packed sequel! The story picks up where the first book leaves off: with Red & and a bunch of aliens/other worldly folks attempting to live as refugees in Goose's oasis on the desert planet. When supplies are stretched thin, the aliens propose an election to determine who will control the planet!

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    My students & I

    Thanks to the #kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own.

    ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ for Red's Planet Friends and Foes! Readers will love this funny and action packed sequel! The story picks up where the first book leaves off: with Red & and a bunch of aliens/other worldly folks attempting to live as refugees in Goose's oasis on the desert planet. When supplies are stretched thin, the aliens propose an election to determine who will control the planet!

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    My students & I are already such big Eddie Pittman fans! We met at nerdcamp last year & my students flipped when I book talked the first book and explained that the author had been on the team of animators that created Phineas & Ferb!

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    This one was so much fun to read, and I know my DC kiddos will especially enjoy the scenes surrounding the election and all the funny references to the circus that was 2016. That alone impressed me, but then there was an amazing chapter about baseball as well!? Plus the age old theme of finding your place & learning how to get along with others that seem incredibly different from yourself. Be sure to order this & the first for grade 3 classrooms & up!!

  • Annie

    This is the second book from Eddie Pittman, continuing the adventures of Red and her band of fellow exiles. Supplies are scarce and they settle on an election to decide who should lead and control the resources.

    The story is deceptively and subtly deep, exploring interpersonal communication and relationships and compromise. It was a funny coincidence that the cover blurb was from Jeff Smith (creator of Bone) because this book reminds me in good ways of both Bone and Walt Kelly's Pogo while still

    This is the second book from Eddie Pittman, continuing the adventures of Red and her band of fellow exiles. Supplies are scarce and they settle on an election to decide who should lead and control the resources.

    The story is deceptively and subtly deep, exploring interpersonal communication and relationships and compromise. It was a funny coincidence that the cover blurb was from Jeff Smith (creator of Bone) because this book reminds me in good ways of both Bone and Walt Kelly's Pogo while still being an original in its own right.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the art and pacing and story. Wonderful work, highly recommended!

    Four stars!

    Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher.

  • Michele

    I have to admit, I didnโ€™t read the first Redโ€™s Planet. But now I want to! Friends and Foes is a middle grade graphic novel about learning to get along, the process of an election (not sure I loved that part), and teamwork. Acceptance is a big theme of this book, along with discrediting the notion that kids arenโ€™t capable of doing anything. ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ

    Reading a graphic novel ARC is always so interesting because you get to see the different stages of artwork!

    {Coming October 2017 from Amulet Books, @abramsk

    I have to admit, I didnโ€™t read the first Redโ€™s Planet. But now I want to! Friends and Foes is a middle grade graphic novel about learning to get along, the process of an election (not sure I loved that part), and teamwork. Acceptance is a big theme of this book, along with discrediting the notion that kids arenโ€™t capable of doing anything. ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ

    Reading a graphic novel ARC is always so interesting because you get to see the different stages of artwork!

    {Coming October 2017 from Amulet Books, @abramskids}

  • Jessica

    Many thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for sharing this free review copy. All opinions are my own!

    Friends and Foes is the second in the Red's Planet series by Eddie Pittman. In this graphic novel, the motley crew of alien characters introduced in Redโ€™s Planet #1 are settling in to life in paradise after being shipwrecked (spaceship-wrecked?) on a faraway planet. After starting with a recap of the first book, the endearingly quirky main character Red navigates social relationships and surviva

    Many thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for sharing this free review copy. All opinions are my own!

    Friends and Foes is the second in the Red's Planet series by Eddie Pittman. In this graphic novel, the motley crew of alien characters introduced in Redโ€™s Planet #1 are settling in to life in paradise after being shipwrecked (spaceship-wrecked?) on a faraway planet. After starting with a recap of the first book, the endearingly quirky main character Red navigates social relationships and survival in her new home. She gets into a hilarious political battle with gruff Goose, the feline guardian of the planet, and bonds with her fellow castaways in unanticipated ways. I liked that this book fleshed out the characters and personalities a bit more than readers saw in the first book. Events of the last few pages set readers up for the third book in the series, and I will be reading it for sure!

    Like the first in the series, the illustrations in Friends and Foes are excellent. The fact that the author worked as a writer/story artist for Phineas and Ferb may even entice reluctant readers to give this book a try. Kids will find this graphic novel visually engaging and funny, although I think a handful of the humorous references might go over the heads of some readers at the younger end of the intended audience (ages 8-12). I know my students will enjoy the overall arc of the story when they pick it up during independent reading, and many will especially enjoy the chapter about baseball as well as the references to Bone and Harry Potter.

    PS For many of those who read book 1 and wondered, in this volume, we find out Redโ€™s real name!

  • Jennifer Druffel

    Thank you to the @kidlitexchange for providing this book to review. All opinions are my own.

    Red is stuck on a planet with a mismatched group of aliens. There is a power struggle to see who will run this crazy group. Who will win the election? Red or Goose? Who will defeat the space pirates that return to this planet? Can they come together to save themselves?

    I absolutely adored the first book, RED'S PLANET, and book two did not disappoint. I love the message of acceptance, despite differences.

    Thank you to the @kidlitexchange for providing this book to review. All opinions are my own.

    Red is stuck on a planet with a mismatched group of aliens. There is a power struggle to see who will run this crazy group. Who will win the election? Red or Goose? Who will defeat the space pirates that return to this planet? Can they come together to save themselves?

    I absolutely adored the first book, RED'S PLANET, and book two did not disappoint. I love the message of acceptance, despite differences. How working as a team can make all the difference in the universe. Red is not a girly-girl, which I love. She is brave, bold, and not afraid to stand her ground. Thank you, Eddie Pittman, for writing such strong girl character. I recommend this book for grades three and up.

  • J.D. Dehart

    Working with all the sensibilities of an entertaining Saturday morning cartoon, Friends and Foes is entertaining fun. The art is eye-catching and the story is enjoyable. I would recommend this book for readers young and old and would proudly add it to my bookshelf in the classroom or at home. A great example of an adventure that is accessible.

  • Meg

    This wonderful graphic novel had both me and my grandchildren totally captivated. It is a story about family and how the individuals in a family work together to protect the family. I received this book as part of the Goodreads Giveaway program. I recommend this book for everyone to read, for we all need to be reminded how important family is.

  • Donna

    Disclaimer: I won a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway (thanks so much btw!) in exchange for an honest review. Which I will now give.

    This book was adorable! The story was cute, the characters were cute, and the art was awesome! The visual humor, jokes, and self-aware commentary were also really funny.

    And the cover? The *actual* under-the-dust jacket cover? Gorgeous. 0-0

    All in all I felt like I was reading an episode of a good cartoon, and I really enjoyed it!

    The only complaint I have is t

    Disclaimer: I won a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway (thanks so much btw!) in exchange for an honest review. Which I will now give.

    This book was adorable! The story was cute, the characters were cute, and the art was awesome! The visual humor, jokes, and self-aware commentary were also really funny.

    And the cover? The *actual* under-the-dust jacket cover? Gorgeous. 0-0

    All in all I felt like I was reading an episode of a good cartoon, and I really enjoyed it!

    The only complaint I have is that

    This is the second book in a series I've never seen before, and I'm very much looking forward to going back and reading Book 1.

    9.9/10, would recommend!

  • Katrina

    I think it's probably been a bit too long since I read the first book; although Red engages in a quick, self-aware recap of a few key moments, I'd forgotten much of what had held my attention the first time around. This is probably more like 3.5 stars, since it didn't seem like the characters progressed all that much and a few of the plot points were a little too obvious.

    There were some really sweet moments, though, like the shift in the relationship between Red and Goose as we find out that th

    I think it's probably been a bit too long since I read the first book; although Red engages in a quick, self-aware recap of a few key moments, I'd forgotten much of what had held my attention the first time around. This is probably more like 3.5 stars, since it didn't seem like the characters progressed all that much and a few of the plot points were a little too obvious.

    There were some really sweet moments, though, like the shift in the relationship between Red and Goose as we find out that the irascible blue tiger(?) isn't as heartless as he seems. The election process was wacky, ridiculous, and ultimately more focused on unveiling Red's loneliness and desire to simply, for once in her life, find a place to call home and friends she can claim as family.

    I would've liked to see more of Tawee, who took too much of a backseat this time around and made Steve's storyline a little less impactful as a result. Still, the response to Red's heroic final actions was moving. It's nice to see her developing a stronger, more confident sense of self.

    And, considering the year it's been, it sure tugs on the heartstrings when you include a line like: "Sometimes you have to fight for something even if you

    you'll lose." Odd little logical dips in the plot aside, this was another fun, vibrant read, and I'm looking forward to seeing where book 3 takes things.


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