Monday, October 11, 2010

Book Review- Vordak the Incomprehensible, How To Grow Up And Rule The World

By Scott Seegert, Illustrated by John Martin
Published by EgmontUSA
Released On August 24th, 2010
Source- EgmontUSA
Ages 9 & Up
5 Stars

Slip on your acid-free gloves, make sure you have a duplicate copy of How to Grow Up and Rule the World (just in case something should happen to this one) and try to follow along as the incomparable, superior-in-all-ways Vordak the Incomprehensible teaches you a thing or two about villainy. Now you, too, can try (and fail) to attain Vordak's level of infamy.

From selecting the most dastardly name, to choosing the ideal henchmen, to engaging in witty repartee with disgustingly chipper superheroes, experienced supervillain Vordak the Incomprehensible guides readers step-by-step toward the ultimate goal of world domination (from his parents' basement in Trenton, New Jersey).
With chapter titles like "Bringing Out the Evil" and "Building a Top-Notch Evil Organization," numerous bold illustrations, and detailed quizzes to assess your level of dastardliness, this book provides everything necessary to rise above the masses, and then rub your ascent in their faces.

In return for this wealth of knowledge, Vordak requests nothing more than an honored place in the evil regime of he who achieves control of the world. And, of course, the opportunity to assume command, should things not work out
(quoted from Goodreads).

This has got to be the most brilliantly evil, magnificent, diabolical, monumental, book I've ever read on taking over the world (I needed to exaggerate a little, as all Evil villains do this). I used those "big" words just for Vordak. MUAHAHAHAHAHA! Not only has Vordak taught me how to properly do the evil laugh, but he is hysterical, something I'm sure he'd rather not have mentioned. I'm sorry Vordak, you had me with your booming voice, and great taking over the world tactics, but your humor won me over!

Vordak will not only appeal to young readers (who will want to take over the world), but he provide the humor parents need in raising their young minions (another Vordak word). Here's what Vordak taught me and my top 10 reasons for recommending Vordak and in no order:

1) Vordak's evil costume. Who wouldn't want to have a super villain helmet and cape like his!?!?
2) The Cover- I wish I could stand on top of the world and look that good.
3) Don't know how to do the evil laugh? Vordak will teach you. MUAHAHAHAHAHAH -that laugh is plain genius
4) Vordak's evil name selection. I'd like to be known as the "Ruthless, Unmerciful, Magnificent Book Reviewer"
5) Vordak's evil lair selection and how to raise money for it. If I had known how much to charge for babysitting when I was growing up, I'd be retired right now.
6) I learned that I don't need 10,000+ minions to build my top notch Evil Organization- I have kids!*insert Vordak's evil laugh*
7) Vordak worked hard in school and played basketball at Duke (what a role model).
8) I now know how to communicate with my Arch-Nemesis (can bill paying count as Arch Nemesis?).
9) I know which super villains I need to stay clear of, thank you to Vordak's misfortunes.
10) When ever I need a good laugh, I will be sure to pick up Vordak The Incomprehensible, How To Grow Up and Rule The World.

If you want to learn how you can grow up and rule the world, then be be sure to visit Vordak's site here

Don't miss his interview with us on Mundie Moms here

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~