Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Book Review: Captain Awesome... To the Rescue by Stan Kirby

Reading level: Ages 9-12 
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Little Simon; Original edition (April 3, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1442435615
ISBN-13: 978-1442435612
Buy the Book: Amazon
Eugene is an imaginative eight-year-old boy who loves comic books and superheroes. Eugene also has his very own supersecret, superhero alter ego named Captain Awesome. MI-TEE!
When the McGillicudy family relocates to a new town called Sunnyview, silly second grader Eugene starts a new school, finds a best friend AND even finds time to defend his toys from his two-year-old little sister, Molly! Luckily Eugene's secret superhero alter ego Captain Awesome is there to protect Sunnyview...and the universe... from a hilarious cast of creative, comical "bad guys."
My Review

The writing was very good and I liked how the author would tell you exactly what was happening
and I read the book in just two days. I really enjoyed the book and it was very easy to read. I think I liked Eugene most because he had such good imagination and he would play in his room and pretend he was saving people from lava. The book was set either at Eugene's home or school. I didn't like how Eugene was only at his school or at his house, sometimes it became boring. And the author didn't really explain Eugene's life or his friends and sister. My favorite part would have to be the pictures, they where really cool and I liked them very much, George O'Conner did a very good job. If you like Super-hero books, this was a good one!

This is funny ......

About the Author

When Stan Kirby was 6-years-old, he tied a beach towel around his neck and became Super Commander Beach Boy. He tried his best to protect sand castles from the waves, keep seagulls away from his French fries and keep the beach clean.

When Stan's not creating the awesome adventures of Captain Awesome, he loves reading comic books, eating okra and hang-gliding (but not at the same time).

About the Illustrator

George O'Connor's cover -- as a mild-mannered clerk in one of Gotham's most beloved children's bookstores -- was completely blown when his first picture book, KAPOW!, exploded onto the scene. Forced to leave the bookselling world behind, he now spends even more time in his secret Brooklyn, New York, hideout -- where he uses his amazing artistic powers to strike fear in the hearts of bad guys everywhere!

1 comment:

Cheyenne said...

Ah. I got an ARC of this from the Armchair BEA, and have been pondering reading it or not. Nice review!

Chey @ The Chey Show