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: