Friday, October 28, 2011

Sidekicks by Dan Santat - ESSENTIAL

Santat, Dan.  Sidekicks Arthur A. Levine Books (Scholastic) 2011. Hardcover: $24.99; Paperback: $12.99. GRAPHIC NOVEL.  Language: G; Sexual Content: G; Violence: PG.  Captain Amazing's weakness is not is a peanut allergy.  When that peanut allergy makes him get hurt, Captain Amazing decides he needs a sidekick.  This announcement causes great excitement among his pets at home because each one wants to be the captain's sidekick in order to spend more time with him.  This causes a bit of pet rivalry.  Which pet will be chosen?  Or will an outsider become the sidekick?  I loved this book.  My wife loved this book.  My children (ages 3 and 5) absolutely adored this book.  They have had it read to them multiple times, and they still want more.  For this review we had a copy with only a few pages in color, but we want to buy the color version because of how much we all love this book.  The whole family can't wait for Dan Santat to write another book.  It's great.  Pre-K, EL(K-3), EL, MS - ESSENTIAL.  Brent Smith, Reading Teacher

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