Elves & the Argo Adventure is yet another funny, satirical, comic about elves created by the fabulous Katja Vartiainen.
This time around, the elves are going on an adventure! It all starts out when the swallows tell/tweet to the elves THAT THERE IS NO COFFEE! It’s a real tragedy, just like it is for us adults in the real world. How can the elves expect to work their five hour work week without some form of caffeine?! The elves resort to alcohol, magical beings, Dolph Lundgrun, and a fishcorn, to name a few.
In regards to the artwork, I’d be lying if I said my favourite picture wasn’t the little lady bugs/lady birds! They are so simple to draw, and yet I always love seeing them! I also thought the eye-phone picture was seriously hilarious!
When you pick apart this book, there’s many themes within it. The entire point of this book seems to be making fun of the human experience – how we’re racist, how we need coffee to survive, how we’ll do anything to get what we want, etc. It’s a nice to be able to look at our worldly problems in a comedic sense – especially in the fantasy setting.
I did have some negatives about this book, and one of them was it was hard to understand some of the phrasing. Most of the jokes were easy to read, but there were a few that either the grammar was off, or the joke went over my head to make me not understand the sentence in general. My other “con” was seeing the link that appeared on every few pages suggesting the reader check out the elves’s real website. I can totally understand trying to market it that way, but it caused me to become unfocused and break away from the story.
Overall, I think this book is a silly read you can definitely manage in one sitting. It’s a great escape book full of colourful artwork.
Three out of five stars!
I received a free copy of this book from the author Katja Vartiainen in exchange for an honest review.
Check out this book Elves & The Argo Adventure on:
Goodreads – Elves & AA – Goodreads
Amazon.com – Elves & AA – Amazon.com
Amazon.ca – Elves & AA – Amazon.ca
Check out Elves Get Organized? another book in this series on:
Goodreads – Elves Get Organized? – Goodreads
Amazon.com – Elves Get Organized? – Amazon.com
Amazon.ca – Elves Get Organized? – Amazon.ca
Or check out Katja’s drawing book Half Done Fun on:
Goodreads – Goodreads – Half Done Fun
Amazon.com – Amazon.com – Half Done Fun
Amazon.ca – Amazon.ca – Half Done Fun
Find out more about Katja on her website: http://www.artist-katja-vartiainen.de/