Iggy Loomis, Superkid in Training by

11 Nov

iggyloomisIggy Loomis, Superkid in Training

by Jennifer Allison

Illustrated by Michael Moran

Hardcover: 208 pages – ages 6+

Published by Dial on September 12, 2013

Daniel Loomis has the world’s worst little brother (Iggy). Iggy always breaks Daniel’s toys and he is VERY annoying and he is always getting into Daniel’s stuff. When Daniel meets a new kid next door named Alistair, Daniel is happy because he thinks he can spend more time over at his new friend’s house and avoid being around Iggy. Well it turns out that Alistair is actually an alien and Iggy eats some bug DNA from Alistair’s backpack. Iggy ends up getting super powers from the DNA and now Iggy’s SUPER strong, SUPER powerful and SUPER annoying!  What is Daniel going to do?

I think this is a pretty funny read. Ms. Allison really gets the relationship between Daniel and Iggy. The brothers are so totally believable (then you get to the fun fantasy alien DNA part 😉  ). Daniel is a great character. He is a lot like me, I have a younger sibling (although I have a younger sister not a brother but I don’t think she ever ate bug DNA but who knows?) and I like to build things. The book has a fun story that isn’t real involved, but it makes it perfect for younger kids and reluctant readers. The simple black and white illustrations are all throughout the book and really add to the story. Overall, I think this silly story is especially perfect for boys. I really liked the ending to the story and am looking forward to a sequel!

Five out of five bookworms! fivebooks

Visit the official Iggy Loomis website HERE.

25 Responses to “Iggy Loomis, Superkid in Training by”

  1. tinamcho November 11, 2013 at 7:37 am #

    Looks like a cute book. The cover reminds me of Cpt. Underpants.


  2. rnewman504 November 11, 2013 at 9:24 am #

    Sounds like a very cute book.


  3. Patricia Tilton November 11, 2013 at 9:57 am #

    Cute cover. Sounds like this book is good for a lot of laughs! It looks like a comic book. Fun choice.


  4. KidLitReviews November 11, 2013 at 10:24 am #

    Sounds interesting. Little brothers really are the worst. I had two. I do think both ate alien something off the ground because both are strange. Maybe I should read this book and get some help. Nice review, Erik, 🙂


    • thiskidreviewsbooks November 13, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

      Hmm… Maybe read the book TO them… Then they would know what happened to them! 😉


  5. Joanna November 11, 2013 at 10:28 am #

    Cute! I can think of some young boys who’d love this silliness.


  6. julie rowan zoch November 11, 2013 at 10:56 am #

    Lil’ bro with super powers – gotta love that!


  7. Joanne Fritz November 11, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    This sounds so funny! And similar to a picture book I wrote, except the alien is a younger sister. 🙂 I guess with all those books you read for Renn you’ll be months ahead on reviews.


  8. Michelle Isenhoff November 11, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

    Ah, HA! I think two homeschooling brothers I know might get a kick out of this one! I’ll stick it in the tbr lineup. 🙂


  9. Genevieve Petrillo November 11, 2013 at 6:41 pm #

    I am not ashamed to say, I eat bug DNA every chance I get. Give Josie my number. I can give her some tips about catching delicious bugs.

    Love and licks,


  10. writersideup November 11, 2013 at 11:51 pm #

    What is it about “underpants” that’s just so darn funny? lol At least I think they’re funny! lol


  11. Catherine Johnson November 12, 2013 at 2:48 am #

    What a hoot, Erik! I want to read this myself nevermind Matthew 😉


  12. Myra GB January 9, 2014 at 8:05 pm #

    Now this looks like a fun book indeed! And so much fun. Thanks for sharing. 🙂


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