SUPER TURBO SAVES THE DAY! by Lee Kirby

SUPER TURBO SAVES THE DAY!

From the "Super Turbo" series, volume 1
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Age Range: 5 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

On an otherwise quiet snow day, a group of classroom pets discovers that there is evil afoot—or rather a-paw.

Residing in Classroom C, Super Turbo—second-grade pet by day, superhero hamster by night—keeps watch during a snow day. Feeling brave, he ventures out and quickly discovers that each classroom has its own pet and that each pet is a superhero just like him. The pets—including Boss Bunny, Wonder Pig (a guinea pig), and the Great Gecko—form the Super Pet Superhero League just in time to face off against the nefarious (although very small) Whiskerface, a rat with delusions of grandeur and aspirations to world domination. Will the superpets be able to fend off the diabolical Whiskerface and his rat pack? A spinoff series set in the same locale as the Captain Awesome books, this peppily paced romp mixes prose and graphic-novel–styled panels for a highly visual look that should attract a wide audience of young readers. Kirby's tale is a bit formulaic, but it's a tried-and-true formula that should keep pages flying. Expect fans of the popular Geronimo Stilton or Babymouse series to gravitate to this with its similar stylization, breezy plotlines, and accessibly adorable animal cast.

An episodic eyeful that’s abundantly cute and silly. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 5-8)

Pub Date: Dec. 20th, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-4814-8885-3
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: Little Simon/Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 2016




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