Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool
Author: Mike Allegra
Illustrator: Clair Almon
A hero named Bob is introduced. He has all the qualities required to be a hero: proper attire to fight in space and the stealth moves of a ninja. A villain of equal caliber is then introduced onto the scene. The story includes a little bit of something to satisfy every reader’s taste, including a pink princess, complex vocabulary words, and a slew of characters seen in major story plot lines. Chaos ensues, but a happy ending is delivered to remain true to everybody’s favorite book.
This book is not a stereotypical hero-fights-villain story. It starts with the introduction of a silly hero who seemingly possesses all the qualities of everyone’s favorite heroes and goes on to incorporate a slew of characters and concepts that appeals to every reader’s taste. The author creates a plot line that seems chaotic yet funny and clever. The colorful and silly illustrations pair perfectly with the writing to deliver pages of fun content. It is a book that can bring out giggles from children and adults of all ages.