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Reviewed by Kimberlee J Benart for Readers' Favorite
Space Jelly by author and illustrator Reginald P. Howard is a humorous graphic novel suitable for adult and young adult readers. Sports fans everywhere are so turned off by the amount of time devoted to political and social issues during coverage of televised events that they’ve stopped watching any games. The economic impact has been devastating. Stadiums are closed, and athletes have to find “regular” jobs. Warren, the Muskogee Tech Mice college basketball team captain, encounters several characters from Saturday morning cartoon shows. They ask the Mice to play a game that will be televised worldwide without political commentary, hoping to rekindle the fans’ love of the sport. Can the Mice help bring the world back to normalcy?
In Space Jelly, Reginald P. Howard continues the adventures of Warren and his team. The Mice are described as not having a lot of talent but truly loving the sport. Full-color illustrations wonderfully capture the whimsical plot and characters. Being a fan of PB&J sandwiches, I appreciated the role they played in Warren’s “delusion.” No matter your stance on the issue of activism in athletics, you cannot help but chuckle at the tongue-in-cheek portrayal of what could happen if fans decided to boycott televised sports altogether because they felt these were oversaturated with politics when all they wanted was a great ball game. Hopefully, we’ll never know such a day, and our youngsters will grow up to love sports and to idolize talented athletes just as I did.