who? Comics – Comic Book Biographies for Kids…Brilliant!

Thank you to who? Comics for sponsoring this post and encouraging my child to read biographies in comic book form! Please click here to learn more about the app. And follow who? Comics on Twitter for updates!

My kids love to read.

This makes me so happy.

As a kid I loved to read and as a grown-up (who still likes to read) and a professional writer, watching my kids bury their heads in books and get lost in a good story just makes me feel all warm and cozy.

Jackson loves all kinds of genres and recently has been really into historical figures. He also loves a good comic book and even dabbles in drawing comics. So when I heard about a new app for the ipad called who? Comics that combines them both, I was excited.

After downloading the who? Comics app you have access to 29 stories in the who? Store. Two books, Oprah Winfrey and Bill Gates, are free. The others are $4.99 each.

As you purchase each story, it is stored in the “My Bookshelf” section. You can also purchase sets such as the artists/entertainers set that has six stories on people such as Steven Spielberg and J.K. Rowling in it for just $9.99.

Jackson, who is 10 years old, was so excited to review this app. He started with the Bill Gates book, which has 8 chapters and goes into detail about his life from his boyhood to the creation of Microsoft. Navigating through the book from page to page was easy for him and he LOVED the manga like feel to the illustrations.

“The expressions are funny and help tell the story in an interesting way. It’s also easy to understand. I like comics because the pictures and the expressions of the characters help tell the story and show the action. I never would have thought of making comics about famous people. It’s a neat way to learn,” he said.

When I asked him about what he learned about Bill Gates he said he was a smart kid with a a great memory and a lot of talent in math and science. “Mom, the guy was a genius with computers,” he said. “And he loved to play cards with his grandma when he was young.”

Next he read about Stephen Hawking. He was really interested in his childhood when he was teased for being short and stuttering but still kept a positive outlook and dreamed about exploring the universe. “Mom, this guy really faced a lot of challenges…his entire life. But he accomplished so much.”

How cool is my kid?!!!

And yes, this app is pretty neat, too! Because even after he was done reviewing both stories I found him exploring the site on his own and looking for others to read about. He wants to learn about Charles Darwin next and he hasn’t even finished his homework tonight!

These stories are not short. We spent several evenings reading here and there to finish both stories. And it was fun. I highly recommend this app, especially for kids 8 and up who love comics. I think it makes it an interesting way to learn. When I asked Jackson if he recommended it he said, “absolutely, mom. This app is awesome. I really like it and want to show it to my friend at school.”

Sweet.

If you want to learn more, check out the promotional video on youtube here.

Thank you again to who? Comics for sponsoring my post. Please click here to learn more about the app. Visit who? Comics for updates. I was selected for this opportunity by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own. #CleverWhoComics #spon

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