R. Kikuo Johnson is a natural born comicker, if ever there was one. Every page he draws seems a perfect balance of line, form and color. It's uncanny. He seems incapable of putting a line out of place or making a stray mark. While this Toon Book has been created specifcally for younger readers, the sheer quality of the work on display on each of this work's 36 page's will thrill the perceptual apparatus of any fan of comics and visual story-telling, regardless of their age. Comics geek note: There's a bit of a Jesse Marsh / Alex Toth + Steve Rude / Darwyn Cooke hybrid quality here. Now that this is available in a low-price softcover editoin, there's really no excuse not to check this out (and then perhaps pass it on to a younger reader, and share the joys of good comics).