Friday, January 15, 2016

Ant-Man: Game Over by Nancy Lambert -- OPTIONAL

Lambert, Nancy Ant-Man: Game Over, illustrated by Ron Lim and Rachelle Rosenberg. EARLY READER. Marvel Kids (Disney Book Group), 2015. $3.99.

Ant-Man and his daughter Cassie love to play pinball at the arcade. In order to add to the fun, Ant-Man shrinks the both of them down so they can wander inside the pinball machines. But when Cassie gets stuck, Ant-Man has to rely on his insect friends in order to rescue her.

This is a very colorful early reader which could appeal to fans of Marvel comics. Some children may be disappointed by the fact that Ant-Man and Cassie are simply wandering video games rather than fighting villains. Particularly sensitive children will likely find a few of the illustrations creepy. Also, how many children are actually familiar with arcades and pinball machines?

EL (K-3) -- OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Caryn

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