“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine.
We share those books we can’t wait to get our hands on!
“AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT…”
You already are the answer!
Thousands of years ago, there were two Gems called Ruby and Sapphire who lived on the faraway Gem Homeworld planet. Even though one Gem could see into the future, neither could predict that their paths would come together in such an incredible way! This is the story of Garnet, the leader of the Crystal Gems, and how she came to live on planet Earth. Rebecca Sugar, creator of Steven Universe, tells this love story with plenty of warmth and humor.
Not your typical Waiting on Wednesday pick but let me explain…
I love children’s books. I love the simplicity of the message they convey (if done well) and I’m a sucker for outstanding illustrations.
I also love certain cartoons. There are some out there that are done really, really well. Although it took me a few episodes to “get” what creator Rebecca Sugar was doing with her science fiction / family-centered cartoon, I adore the cartoon NOW.
The Answer, coming out in a few months, actually takes an episode and puts it into book format. The episode is where Garnet, one of the three earth-bound Crystal Gems, tells Steven her story for his birthday. It’s so cute because she excitedly wakes him up right at midnight to tell him the story.
I could tell you what the “answer” is (and it’s NOT what the synopsis says it is), but that kind of spoils the entire story. I will say it’s a wonderful message that is needed right NOW!!! And my favorite cartoons have been on this wavelength all along.
The book’s illustrations are going to be different than the story art from the show. Penguin/Cartoon Network Books actually have some pages up on Edelweiss and they are really pretty. Here is one of them:
What “grown up” book are you waiting on? 🙂
*images & gifs courtesy of Steven Universe Wikia and are not mine in any shape or form. I will remove them immediately if anyone objects!