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Sally, la osita de peluche, se ve separada de su dueña durante un paseo por el campo. Desesperada por encontrar el camino de vuelta, tropieza con Kurdleton, hogar de una pandilla más que peculiar, en medio de una grave crisis: ¡a su casa le ha crecido pelo! Heredero del Tío Gilito de Carl Barks o el Bone de Jeff Smith, Los Kurdles es un tebeo para todas las edades condimen ...more
Hardcover, 68 pages
Published January 2016 (first published April 8th 2015)
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karen
thank you to greg for buying me a book!! and such a fun, cute, weird book!!

the illustrations are wonderful:

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and i loved the story as well.

sally the bear is owned by a real pill of a child

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who throws her out of the car window and into the mud while tantruming

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where she is captured by this giant bird!

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she escapes using the "hit with stick" method

but then falls into MORE mud and is nearly captured by ANOTHER creature.

but no means no

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and if no doesn't work, grab a rock.

sally is preve
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Raina
Nov 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A rejected teddy bear finds a new home in the forest - which happens to be infested with hair.

Yeah, it's a little kooky. But this charming story is lushly illustrated and accessible. The provenance of the main characters isn't clear, but they quickly found their way into my heart. There is darkness here, but hope too.

Loved the full color illustrations, variance of panels, and large format of this edition. Great endpapers.

The main thing missing is length. We need more stories from this world!
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Farel Dalrymple
May 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i loved this beautiful comic. an exquisitely told children's story in glorious watercolor on damn fine paper in the hardcover format. i am eagerly awaiting the next volume. ...more
Seth T.
Dec 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Review of The Kurdles by Robert Goodin

Books for kids are a great idea. Comics for kids are probably even better. Highly debatable statements, ahoy. I will say this: while I was a voracious reader as a kid, quality comics were the best thing I could imagine. By fifth grade I was reading War of the Worlds, Dante’s Inferno, and The Odyssey (none of which were assigned reading), but my true love lay in memories of sitting on the floor in bookstores in second grade reading Tintin in Tibet and Carl Barks’ Uncle Scrooge. I never for one mi
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Jason
May 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-adults, fantasy
More a book for adults, its weird nostalgia is still compelling. The artwork is quite lovely as well. It will be challenging to know how to market it in any library collection, though.
Kirt Callahan
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have no idea what I just read but I'm glad I did. ...more
Sarah
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet story about an abandoned Teddy Bear...
Nica
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics-etc
Art⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Story⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Karen
Sep 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A little sad and a little heartwarming, "Kurdles" by Robert Goodin, will make you smile and giggle at the weirdest, yet somewhat, common-place conversations Sally the Bear has with her new-found friends. Neglected by her brat of an owner - tossed out of a driving red Toyota Prius, Sally stumbles upon a Unicorn, a Scarecrow, a walking-talking Octopus(?) and their pet dog.

I thoroughly enjoyed this piece, both for its style in writing and drawing. I found myself looking at certain pages over and o
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Nicola Mansfield
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was adorably cute! I've always had a love for stories with stuffed animals and toys as main characters. Sally Bear's owner has a fit and throws her out the car window during a storm. Sally has spunk and wanders through the forest getting muddy, fending off an owl mid-flight and about to stone a dog in the grips of his jaw when she meets a forest community of other stuffed toys. Their house has been taken over by a furry disease and a funny story with lovable, quirky characters ensues. Kids ...more
Sean
I liked it. I didn't love it, but I liked it. At one point (I do not remember where I was in the book), I found myself thinking, "Wait, this shouldn't be in the children's area; it should be cataloged for adults." I went so far as to check another library system's catalog to see where they had it. And then I re-read the page I was on and could not figure out why it was so un-childish, but the impression remained. ...more
MariNaomi
Apr 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic
So weird and creepy and cute. There's just enough darkness here to keep me entertained, and just enough whimsy for me to feel comfortable sharing this with a child. Recommended for lovers of "kids'" books like Where the Wild Things Are. (Also: Wow, the art!!) ...more
Selwa
Cute art, cute characters (except for the child at the beginning ... ugh, what a brat), weird story. Not bad weird, just weird weird.
Michael
PDF - The artwork is terrific, both as illustrations and as graphic storytelling. The story has a certain charm, but lacks for much depth or character growth.
Michael
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A tossed away teddy bear enlists the help of some strange forest creatures to help her get home. But before they can assist, they need her aid in dealing with an emergency of their own.

Goodin's art is detailed and wondrous, bringing the story to incredible life. The little world he's built is amazing and the only negative thing I have to say about it is that I want another story set there right this very second.
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James Biser
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
This is a great story about home. In a few pages (designed for young readers) we are introduced to loss, friendship, and a new family. I recommend this to everyone because it is a small picture of what building family or home is all about.
Megan
Sep 04, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A goofy tale told straightforwardly. The crazy randomness of setting and character is turned way up and never explained, but the narrative itself is easy to follow. It's an interesting combo for kids and their grown-ups to share. ...more
Kamal
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a surprisingly charming story that didn't go in the directions that I was expecting it to go. By the end of the book, I was thinking about how much potential there was for these quirky, fantastical characters and how I regretted that there wasn't another book or two about their adventures. ...more
Holly
Sep 06, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
I don't even know how to rate or review this. It's a weird little juvenile graphic novel. I'm still not sure what happened, and I read it yesterday. But parts of it were fascinating, and the illustrations were beautiful, so that's something! ...more
Kirk
Feb 01, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was cute. Short.

Some fun world building going on. The hairy house and their little quest to cure it. It’d make a cute kids’ show for sure. If every episode featured a quirky idea like the one here, it’d be pretty sweet!
Peacegal
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A delight! Brings to mind the expert blend of lightheartedness and darker elements that marked the best of Jim Henson's work. Wonderful characters and very creative! ...more
Edward Sullivan
A charming, fantastical journey full of whimsy and strangeness.
Sarah
Simultaneously weird and adorable.
Lavanya Pandit
5 stars for great cartooning
3 stars for the story.
GalindoLibrarian
I love the illustrations/graphics. I found the story odd. Plenty of kids will enjoy it. I will definitely recommend.
Melissa
My hubby got this for me for Christmas, because any comic starring a teddy bear is a must-read! And this one did not disappoint.

Sally the bear is abandoned by her owner in the woods, and she must figure out how to make it back home. She meets Phineas (a scarecrow like being), Hank (a manly unicorn in jeans and a t-shirt), Pentapus (a five-legged, color-changing, allergy-prone, octopus-like creature) and Dog and they say they'll get her back home if she can just help them clean up their newly fu
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Erik Redin
Jul 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is my kind of weird. It's like Winnie the Pooh on acid. At our library, we have it shelved in our children's section, but I imagine adults may get more out of it. I'm not sure how to describe it without spoiling it (it's only 60 pages), but it's emotional, funny, and disturbing, often all at the same time. Weird things just happen out of nowhere, but it completely works. Much of the feel of the book is established by the gorgeous and haunting artwork. ...more
S
May 28, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
This book made me really angry at a toddler. Hank, the bipedal unicorn, is kinda creepy. And there's a pentapus which is EXACTLY like it sounds.

The artwork is beautiful, the story is fun but ... bipedal unicorns and a pentapus? I don't know if the cuteness of Sally the Unwanted Bear can totally compensate for that terror.

That being said, I'll likely tell all sorts of children they need to read this story. So, there you go. Creep factor +10. But also sorta cute.
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Caleb Huett
Apr 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lots of great dialogue in a genuinely enjoyable story. At the end, though, it's not so clear why the story needed to happen. Only two of the characters get more than superficial characterization, but those two characters have some wonderful moments. In the end, it's a pleasant fable that reads like the first episode of a cartoon. Maybe a series would help it really find its legs! ...more
Christiane
Sally the teddy bear is abandoned by her bratty little girl owner, and left to fend for herself in the forest. Fortunately, she meets an odd assortment of creatures who are dealing with their own very strange problem. I liked the art, and the story, despite being about stuffed animals, is not overly sweet or cute.
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By day, Robert Goodin works in the animation industry (American Dad, Rugrats). By night, and on lunch breaks, he’s a comics artist/illustrator whose work has appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Mome, and Project: Romantic. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Georgene.

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