When was the last time you read a book that was delightful? Not interesting, intriguing, though-provoking--I'm talking about pure, unadulterated, unabashed delight. It would be charming, it would make you smile and warm your jaded, little heart. If you are craving this sort of interaction with a book, let me recommend Bandette, Volume One: Presto! by husband & wife team: Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover (previous collaboration: Gingerbread Girl).
I have been wracking my brain to remember where I first read / heard about Bandette. I only know the moment I did I added it to my local library queue. My turn finally came last week and I read the book over the weekend (as did my husband). We both were instantly smitten. Just like the characters in Bandette - we too were taken with the teenage master thief. I choose not to give much of the story away, but instead will give you the exact description from the back of the book:
Plus - she has amazing taste in the items she steals. Her dog, who only says "Yip," is named Pimento! I now want to make a Bandette costume and read more about this delightful teen burglar, her friends, her thieving nemesis, and Belgique (aka B.D.), the detective whose feathers she likes to ruffle.
And from my own detective work, it appears Bandette, Volume 2: Stealers Keepers! is due out April 28, 2015. Or you can access the digital comics over at Monkeybrain Comics.