Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Super Turbo vs. the Flying Ninja Squirrels by Lee Kirby - ADVISABLE

Kirby, Lee Super Turbo vs. the Flying Ninja Squirrels.  128 pages. CHAPTER BOOK.  Little Simon (Simon & Schuster), 2016.  $5.99.  Content: Language: G (0 swears) Mature Content: G  Violence: G.

Super Turbo is the pet hamster in Classroom C, at Sunnyvale Elementary.  In this book, Turbo and the other members of the Super Pet Superhero League attempt to battle the flying ninja squirrels, who are in search of their missing Golden Acorn.

This is book number two in the Super Turbo series.  For those familiar with the Captain Awesome book series, Turbo is Eugene’s sidekick, who now stars in his own series. I think the title of this book is a bit misleading, as the flying ninja squirrels don’t actually make an appearance until chapter six of nine.  This book has short chapters and lots of illustrations, including comic panels, which will appeal to young readers.  Fans of the Captain Awesome series will enjoy this new series featuring a character they are already familiar with.  My eight-year-old son really enjoyed this book and had already read the first book in the series.

EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE. Reviewer:  Nancy W.

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