Whoa whoa whoa, hold it lady!
Before you zip off to wherever, I’ll remind you that your note said, “Find the forest, all will be revealed!”
Well, we did find the forest…and a beached whale…there was a weird tree man…and we found a dragon…did I mention that a deer farted on me? And there was a cactus!
So can you please reveal already?!
Lunch Quest, Chris Kuzma’s latest graphic novel, takes readers on a wild hunt for lunch.
In the beginning of the story, readers meet a well-dressed rabbit who is hungry and looking for his lettuce. While searching his house for some food, the rabbit disappears into a lettuce cubby and enters an alternate universe. Here, he witnesses an epic skateboarding battle between a rabbit and two young friends, a battle which leads them all the way to the moon.
Once the rabbit returns home, he continues to search for his lunch. This time he enters the basement and falls into a piano, a happening that lands him in another alternate reality. Here, he enters an elementary school dance and witnesses an epic dance battle between two rival schools.
Still hungry, and back at home again, the rabbit searches everywhere for his lettuce. His quest, which takes him through every nook and cranny of his home, causes him to encounter a colourful cast of characters, including poker playing mice, a band of fish, and quirky fruits and vegetables. But alas, the rabbit does find his lettuce, and you’ll never look at lunch the same way again.
Well-written and filled with humour, Lunch Quest is sure to delight young readers. It is definitely a quick read, but it is filled with so many zany antics and quirky characters that readers will want to come back to this graphic novel time and again. However, the main draw for sure is Chris Kuzma’s beautiful illustrations. They are full of bold colours and geometric shapes that are constantly evolving as the story unfolds. Lunch Quest reads like a work of art and is definitely recommended.
Teresa Iaizzo is a Librarian with the Toronto Public Library.