Welcome to week four of Graphic Novel October! This week, I’m reviewing the humorous, sometimes silly, yet deceptively complex, Space Dumplins. It’s the story of planet eating whales, a lot of poo, and a highly intellectual chicken. It’s also the story of industrial corruption, second class citizenship, and one girl trying to save her father. Somehow, the same novel that revolves around an environmental disaster caused by whale poop in space also addresses universal experiences like social acceptance, family bonds, and justice. Go figure. Whether you want a read with some good laughs and truly epic bodily function humor, or a story of friendship, loyalty, and bravery, this book has you covered. I’d recommend it for middle school students and up.