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MEET CATBOY! by R.J. Cregg


From the PJ Masks series

adapted by R.J. Cregg

Age Range: 1 - 3

Pub Date: Dec. 20th, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-4814-8897-6
Publisher: Simon Spotlight

The primary character of the popular preschool program gets the spotlight.

Connor is “a kid just like you,” but by night he becomes Catboy, “a hero who defends fun for everyone!” His best pals, Greg and Amaya, moonlight as Gekko and Owlette. This supertrio fights villains such as Romeo, Night Ninja, and Luna Girl. All the characters appear to be light-skinned except for Night Ninja, who is dark blue. This board book introduces little readers to the characters and describes Catboy’s superabilities (speed, agility, and hearing) but ends sans plot after setting the stage. It works well enough as a supplement to the TV show PJ Masks, but readers not already invested in the franchise won’t be very interested. The text is plodding, expository fluff, and the illustrations are poorly composed renderings of the Disney show’s animation. This short board book is nothing more than an expansion of a brand—and a poor one at that.

For PJ Masks fans only. (Board book. 1-3)