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Captain Awesome to the rescue

25 Nov

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Title: Captain Awesome to the rescue
Author: Stan Kirby
Series: Captain Awesome
Recommended for: K – 2nd grade
Pages: 105
Call Number/Link:  J KIR

Synopsis: When second-grader Eugene and his family move to a new neighborhood and he starts at a new school, he has a chance to bring out his superhero alter ego, Captain Awesome, to find the kidnapped class hamster.

I picked up this book thinking it would be great for boys who were just beginning chapter books, and we know that it is a little more challenging to find a book with a young boys as the center of the story as opposed to young girls.  It has cartoons, larger print, and a main character who thought he was a superhero.  The reviews on NoveList were positive.  I was excited!  What a disappointment.  I found the story confusing, bouncing back and forth between Eugene’s thoughts/actions as an eight-year-old kid and those as a superhero. It could be that I am just too old to understand it. It did have some good points.  Eugene does make a friend, and he does solve the mystery of the missing hamster, but I thought appearing in front of his class a s a superhero was very farfetched. Maybe the reviewers of this book for NoveList are more educated than I am in good fiction choices for children.  I feel there are better books to choose than this particular title.

 

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Posted by on November 25, 2015 in Adventure, Funny, Juv, Uncategorized

 

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