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Would the level of the TinTin series be too high for a 6-yr-old? Do you know of any other comic book series appropriate for that age?

 

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Can't help with the TinTin series but my brother and I grew up on Asterix and Lucky Luke comics. I'm not sure about the age/reading difficulty but we started off reading them with a parent and transitioned to reading them on our own as we learned/matured. I think it really depends on your kiddo and what interests him/her since that motivates kids to reach beyond their comfort level... You may simply have to help with specific words for a while. Ok so maybe this wasn't a useful reply but I always see TinTin next to my beloved Asterix at stores and couldn't help replying smile.gif
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Can't help with the TinTin series but my brother and I grew up on Asterix and Lucky Luke comics. I'm not sure about the age/reading difficulty but we started off reading them with a parent and transitioned to reading them on our own as we learned/matured. I think it really depends on your kiddo and what interests him/her since that motivates kids to reach beyond their comfort level... You may simply have to help with specific words for a while. Ok so maybe this wasn't a useful reply but I always see TinTin next to my beloved Asterix at stores and couldn't help replying smile.gif

Thanks. I grew up on Tintin. I think I have read maybe one Asterix and I don't remember what it was about. I think he's Scandinavian too?? :) I could buy one and read it or borrow from the library. I was just wondering if any 6 yr olds are really into it. I can't remember at what age I was reading it.


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I think they are written at a 3-4 grade level, if you're meaning the original books by herge.  I think my twins found them at early 7 yrs old. It would be a stretch in terms of both reading level and attention span unless you have an advanced reader. The worst that will happen is you'll end up reading it aloud, so I say go for it.


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I think they are written at a 3-4 grade level, if you're meaning the original books by herge.  I think my twins found them at early 7 yrs old. It would be a stretch in terms of both reading level and attention span unless you have an advanced reader. The worst that will happen is you'll end up reading it aloud, so I say go for it.

Thanks. She is an advanced reader.


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We have a huge set of them at home (my husband is a fan) and my 6 year old picks one up now and again.  She likes them but they aren't on her "love" list.
 

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We have a huge set of them at home (my husband is a fan) and my 6 year old picks one up now and again.  She likes them but they aren't on her "love" list.
 

Thanks. I'll experiment and see if she likes it.


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I discovered Tintin when I was 5.  They weren't above my reading ability, but I was reading chapter books then.  My son, who is 8 now and more typical in reading skills, finds some unfamiliar words in Tintin, but he has never been upset by anything in the stories; I think they are appropriate for young kids.

 

Other comics he enjoys are Little Lulu (from the 1940s, recently reprinted in anthologies) and Calvin & Hobbes.
 


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I discovered Tintin when I was 5.  They weren't above my reading ability, but I was reading chapter books then.  My son, who is 8 now and more typical in reading skills, finds some unfamiliar words in Tintin, but he has never been upset by anything in the stories; I think they are appropriate for young kids.

 

Other comics he enjoys are Little Lulu (from the 1940s, recently reprinted in anthologies) and Calvin & Hobbes.
 

We borrowed a Powerpuff comic book and she found it a little difficult although she didn't want to return it but see if she will be able to read it. So, will see if Tintin holds her attention.


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