I am TOTALLY EXCITED about my review today!
Not only is today STAR WARS DAY (click on the logo to learn more) and I will be celebrating the most awesome movie(s) (and don’t forget all of the books, too!) ever made,
I also get to review an awesome book, not about Star Wars, but another one of my favorite subjects, superheroes! Let’s not forget – I am a superhero myself –
Being a fan of Bart King’s The Big Book of Boy Stuff (see my review HERE) – I jumped at the chance to review his new book – The Big Book of Superheroes (and we all know how much I like superheroes).
So – on to my review!
Umm, excuse me, folks, but I think I hear someone…
It is I.
Oh – hi, Darth Vader! Nice to see you back on my blog. Are you stopping by because it’s Star Wars Day?
No. I am here because I shall do today’s review. I plan to bring order to your blog.
Thanks anyway Lord Vader but I think I’ll do the review. I am really looking forward to it. Besides after what you did to me on Star Wars Reads Day (click HERE), I don’t think I want you reviewing any books for me anymore. Plus, my blog already has order.
You underestimate the Power of my Reviews.
Sorry Darth, but you can’t go around force-choking people and expect them to just hand over their blog to you.
I find your lack of forgiveness disturbing.
Good point, Lord Vader. Let’s make a deal, and do the review together, okay?
Apology accepted, Admiral.
From the inside jacket “Is it hard to become a superhero?
For starters, you need the perfect superhero name, a secret identity, a cool costume, and a burning desire to fight evil. But where are you going to get all that stuff?
Right here, inside The Big Book of Superheroes. It will teach you everything you need to know–including how to get mind-blowing superpowers. (They’re good for your self-esteem!)“
In his newest book, Mr. King talks about how to become a great superhero. He gives advice on how to create your superhero’s name, tells you how to make a jetpack, and points out that it would be smart to join/start a superhero team.
Admiral King gives great pointers, from how to fight supervillain-toddlers (which are awesome people.) and how to run across a tightrope from a building to another to fight your arch-nemesis (or a rebel fighter).
Mr. King has got everything you need to be a superhero packed in this book!
But Admiral King underestimates the Power of the Dark Side.
Darth, that kind of talk is creeping me out. The book is about Superheroes, not Dark Lords of the Sith. But I’m really glad you spoke up there. You could actually make a good reviewer.
You may dispense with the pleasantries, Commander.
How about if we just move on to what we thought about the book?
I We Thought –
This is an amazing book. It is hilarious and has a bunch of things that make you laugh (e.g: there is a section on how to get a quickpass to being a superhero. Being an orphan, and being a handsome multi-millionaire are two.) I like how Mr. King has mini-quizes about superheroes (like, who has the most superpowers – Superman, J’onn J’onzz (the Martian Manhunter), or Spiderman?).
I know the answer. It is obviously “Darth Vader.”
Umm… Well, the book says “J’onn J’onzz”… Umm… Let’s carry on…
Well, I really like the pencil sketch-like illustrations that Mr. King has in the book. They add a lot of humor.
They are impressive. Most impressive.
Good choice of words, Darth! Mr. King has a section on buying/making your own superhero costumes.
The ability to craft a cape is insignificant next to the power of the force.
Mr. King has written a great story about becoming a superhero.
What did you think about that, Darth?
Oh, there you are. What are you doing?
I am emailing.
But I thought our deal was that we were reviewing this book together?
I am altering the deal, pray I do not alter it any further…
Uh, okay, but who are you emailing?
Admiral King. An author with his obvious talents should not be wasting it on superheroes. He should write a book like – “The Big Book of Vader Stuff” or “The Big Book of Rebel Wimps.”
But don’t you… Oh, never mind. I, for one, loved this book and can’t wait to read what Mr. King comes up with next!
The Big Book of The Dark Side!
That’s enough Darth! *sigh* Sorry, Mr. King…
Five out of five bookworms for The Big Book of Superheroes!
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Categories: Age 9+