Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Book Review: SuperHero ABC

Author: Bob McLeod
Published: 2006 by HarperCollins
Source: Library
Ages: 3-8
Rating: 4 Stars

Silly and zany, and armed with the most unusual skills, these heroes are out to save the world-one letter at a time! Bubble-Man blows big bubbles at bullies, and laughing lass laughs at lawbreakers! together, these one-of-a-kind defenders represent the ABC's in a way never seen before.

Renowned comic-book illustrator Bob Mcleod has created a full cast of humorous and delightful characters, sure to please anyone in need of a hero to save the day.

I picked this up thinking it would be a great alphabet book for a little boy and was surprised that my daughter loved it. What child won't love a superhero like The Volcano who vomits on villains or Bubble-Man who blows big bubbles at bullies.

A few of the hero choices were not what I would have chosen - Such as "knight" for the letter K. A fun to read alphabet book I recommend especially to children who love superheroes.
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