According to the Arbiter of Power Tool Reality, this is not a drill.
There’s the question of where’s the line between booklets and books on soft-bound titles, but as far as the school assignments are concerned, the main criterium is whether the teacher accepts that graphic novel as a book for the report they requested.
I suspect that in most grade schools, graphic novels aren’t allowed. You have to go take a “graphic novel” class in college. But I’m a fogy, so I could well be out of touch.
What’s the Arbiter’s reaction to Garfield books?
At least the unicorns know how to handle the situation.
The Arbiter Of Planet Reality demoted Pluto from being out 9th planet in the solar system.
I thought that the real arbiter of book reality was a chicken…
Graphic Novels are just another form of telling a story.
It sounds like the Arbiter of Book Reality is the unicorn equivalent of Dakota’s mother.
What does she say about e-books? That might be the most divisive subject among book-readers. (For the record, I think e-books are real books.)
Ceci n’est pas une livre.
I recommend going to the chicken arbiter of book reality: "Book book book book . . . "
I think the Arbiter Of Book Reality has something wrong with her brain besides being a crank.
And yet I am hoping we’ll get to meet her anyway.
There’s a unicorn for everything, isn’t there?
I’m surprised no one yet has mentioned the Heart of the City continuity that addressed this very question: https://www.gocomics.com/heartofthecity/2019/04/13
(wonders about meaning of “crank” in this cartoon)
Marigold’s wording suggests that she completely disagrees with the Arbiter on what isn’t a book.
“Honestly, I am not sure why anyone listens to her. Mostly we ignore her”
All books are "real’; whether you believe them or not is up to you and you alone…