REVENGE OF THE ROACH! by Todd H.  Doodler

REVENGE OF THE ROACH!

From the "Super Fly" series, volume 2
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Age Range: 7 - 9
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KIRKUS REVIEW

The mighty muscid gets some unexpected help in this rematch with his greatest foe (Super Fly, 2015).

Having left Crazy Cockroach, aka school bully Cornelius C. Roach, squashed under a moon rock in the previous episode, fourth-grade supernerd Eugene Flystein is understandably dismayed when his archenemy reappears at Brown Barge Elementary, roaches being notoriously hard to kill. Furthermore, from a combination lair and clubhouse in a used diaper, Crazy Cockroach begins passing out copies of a strangely addictive video game that brainwashes everyone into voting him class president…to start. Even Super Fly’s sidekick and “pest friend,” Fred Flea, falls under the roach’s spell. Fortunately, Super Fly isn’t left to counter this latest threat to Stinkopolis (and the world) alone, as his snoopy little sister, Elle, finds the very special key lime pie that triggers super smarts and powers and becomes, ta-da! Fly Girl! Slathering his narrative with silly cartoon line drawings and alimentary humor (“Doody calls!”), Doodler caps his latest fetid face-off with a hard-fought game of ping-pong (“suspense hung like a fart inside the diaper”) that leads to well-earned, if temporary triumph. Readers will scent further sequels on the wind.

Another “High flyve!” for the dump’s doughty defenders. (Superhero farce. 7-9)

Pub Date: June 21st, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-61963-382-7
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: Bloomsbury
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 2016




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