Hilo, The Boy Who Crashed to Earth, by Judd Winick
This sampler was certainly colorful. A graphic novel/comic book, it tells a cliched story. A boy has no friends. His bestie (a girl) moved away several years ago.
But that's about to change because a boy crashes down from the sky.
The sampler itself gives children an understanding of the different parts of comic books. Two pages have the illustrations with empty thought balloons so kids can write their own dialogue. On other pages kids can do their own illustration. On still other pages the drawings are black and white so kids can do their own coloring.
I loved the sampler, but wouldn't buy the book.