Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Midway Monkey Madness

Review by Johnny Boo, age 5

Midway Monkey Madness (DC Super-Pets)
Author/illustrator: Sarah Stephens/Art Baltazar
Publisher: Picture Window Books (January 2011)
Source: e-galley from NetGalley

Midway Monkey Madness is about Gleek and Beppo and Grodd. Gleek and Beppo are super-pets. Grodd is mean to them. Beppo hears crying and Grodd lets the carnival animals get out of their cages. I like this book because it's my favorite book and it's ridiculous, preposterous and lovable. My favorite part is when Grodd locks Beppo and Gleek in the cage. And I also like when Beppo and Gleek throw the cherry on top of Grodd. I would recommend this book to kids who are lovable and like books about animals.

LitLass's note: Written by the author of Bean's Games, the first board book we bought before Tintin's birth, and illustrated by the author/illustrator of the Tiny Titans graphic novels, Midway Monkey Madness is one of six new books about the DC super-pets. With colorful pictures and short chapters, it's just right for reluctant readers. Beppo is Superman's pet and shares his powers, and Gleek belongs to the Wonder Twins, who make an appearance in the book and help the monkeys save carnival-goers from the evil Gorilla Grodd. Johnny Boo really wants the rest of the DC Super-Pets books now, and his 8-year-old brother does as well.

Capstone Kids, which along with Picture Window Books is operated by Capstone Publishers, is having a DC Super-Pets writing contest for 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders. The contest runs until February 28, so I guess have your kid enter if you think he can beat mine.

Oh, and because Beppo, a monkey, loves chocolate-covered bananas, we made our own frozen chocolate-covered bananas:


Brimful Curiosities said...

Preposterous, huh? Fun review and that looks like a yummy snack. Then again, anything covered in chocolate is pretty much yummy.

April said...

Chocolate covered bananas? My daughter would go "ape" over that!

I'm sorry...I'm very very sorry for that joke lol

Coming thru from stART

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

Well, this certainly sounds like a fun and imaginative story! Oh, and the banana looks yummy!

Thanks for linking up to RAT!

Mommy Sarah said...

I love that the chocolate covered banana has sprinkles on it too!! Fun! Followed over from the StART linky!

RedTedArt said...

Ooh yummy, that sounds delicious.... mmmh, I know a little monkey would enjoy those too!!

Thanks again for your visit to Kids Get Crafty!


Ticia said...

I so need to buy books in that series, they'd be wildly popular here.

As would chocolate covered bananas.