Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Jacob Sager Weinstein
Illustrator: Vera Brosgol
Publisher: Clarion Books
The awesome superhero Lyric McKerrigan rescues the world from novel annihilation! While working at her library job, Lyric overhears that archvillain Dr. Glockenspiel has escaped and will destroy all books unless he obtains his demands. Determined to save the world from mass illiteracy, Lyric leaps to the rescue. She distracts his guard with a good book, disarms his henchmen with the title Your Boss Can't Do That, and shows the moths that they prefer wool to paper! More disrobed than disarmed, Dr. Glockenspiel is returned to prison with a cart of books chosen just for him.
This book is a clever read that shows how books can save the day! There truly is a book for every occasion, and with her encyclopedic knowledge Lyric proves that the pen is truly mightier than sword, or super cape, or even technology. Adults and youth alike will appreciate her quick thinking and dedication to the salvation and perpetuation of literary works. She proves, we might add accurately, that librarians are just the right people to save the day and defeat the criminal element. Onward, Lyric, lead the way!