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?
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…
April 22, 2022