KAERU-BOY (book 1 of 2) is the manga charged tale of a dyslexic kid who discovers he can read the secret language of superheroes, turning him into one.
Dead parents, dyslexia, no friends and a family that just doesn’t understand him…KAERU-BOY is an angry kid who’s got every reason to hate the world but he’s the only one with the power to save it.
In case you’re wondering, Kaeru (pronounced Ky-Ru) is Japanese for “frog”.
Frogs and toads aren’t the prettiest things out there. They can be a little slimy. They can be a little warty. Most people don’t want anything to do with them. But that’s what we LOVEe about Kaeru-Boy. He’s a hero with warts. Sure, there are tons of comics featuring “flawed heroes”–- but with Kaeru-Boy we’ve chosen to do something different. Kaeru-Boy isn’t a hero struggling to overcome his flaws. He’s a hero because of his flaws. Gavin, like millions of other people, wrestles with dyslexia. Dyslexics see and understand written language differently. Well, what if that difference was the key to unlocking a secret language? An alien language. What if dyslexia isn’t a disability at all? What if it’s really a hidden ability? And what if that hidden ability was the key to transforming into a superhero?
Kaeru-Boy is a 2 book run, all ages, mech fueled adventure with a very vulnerable and very real kid at its center. Just give him a chance. If you look past all the warts, you’ll discover a hero.
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Ratings and Reviews
Great story, beautiful design, nice application.
I grew up reading comic books and manga and was excited about seeing them on the iPad. While Marvel has a great app out for reading their selection, I was more excited to see what independent comic book artists & story tellers would come up with. This collection of 2 books, issues 1 and 2 of Kaeru Boy, from Kid Kong Entertainment have impressed me since I first found them at Texas Wizard World. I can't wait until they release the issue 3. Awesome Book, guys.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.