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Monday, May 30, 2011

Mom and Me Mondays: Sidekicks by Dan Santat

by Dan Santat
Arthur A. Levine (Scholastic)
ISBN: 978-0-439-29811-7
Suggested Ages: 9-12
Release Date June 1, 2011

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Description: Look up in the sky! It's a BOLD new graphic novel about SUPERHERO PETS!
Captain Amazing, superhero and savior of Metro City, is getting old. He's out all hours battling arch-villains, catching thieves, and helping little old ladies cross the street. He doesn't even have time for his house full of pets. He needs - a SIDEKICK!

Captain Amazing's four pets agree. But each one of them thinks HE should get the sidekick spot - and a chance for one-on-one time with the Captain. Get ready for sibling rivalry royale as pets with superpowers duke it out for the one thing they all want - a super family. A BOLD and BRILLIANT graphic novel romp by whiz kid Dan Santat.

Jake's Review: This book was funny and exciting.  I wanted to keep on reading it in one night, but my mean old mom told me to turn out the lights and go to sleep. Something about it being a school night or something.  The story fit together really well and the illustrations are awesome.  I love these comic books (Mom calls them graphic novels) that Scholastic sends us they are so much fun and easy to read. Even Brian who doesn't like books would probably read this one.  I would have liked more colour pictures, but mom explained to me that this was an uncorrected proof and the final copy would all be in colour.  Fluffy was my favorite character because he is cute and funny and I like his USA costume.  I didn't like Dr. Havoc because he is just really mean. I really liked the panel on Page 76 with the hippo and his butt showing, it really made me laugh.  I can't wait to read more comics graphic novels by this guy.

Jake's Rating: 10/10

Mom's Review: Absolutely charming family friendly graphic novel that is still edgy and fun.  Love the superhero pet angle, and the way the story is told through their eyes.  This would be a great pick for a middle school library and especially the reluctant readers.  Jake has read this 3 time already and he made sure that I knew that this was his book and I was not to add it to the spina bifida raffle.

Mom's Rating: 9/10

We received this from Scholastic in exchange for an honest review

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