Reading/Interest Level: Primary
Author: Brooke Dworkin
Illustrator: Val Semeiks, Bob McLeod, Hi-Fi Design, Storybook Art Group
World War II is raging and the United States has joined the effort. Steve Rogers wants to join the army to help fight; however, the doctor deems him unfit. The doctor then tells Steve of another way that he could join the army and tells him of a secret project. Steve agrees to be a part of this project and is injected with a special serum and hit with energy rays. This transforms him into a big, strong hero. The army gives Steve a special uniform and shield and sends him to battle as the new superhero: Captain America!
Written for younger readers making the transition from simple books to chapter books, this beginning reader is designed to help young readers feel successful as they move towards more complex texts, though there are a few words that they may need assistance with. The illustrations add a lot of context that will help readers figure out what the words might be. Some of the character depiction slightly varies from drawing to drawing which can be a little distracting, but you can still identify the character. The text is written in a large, easy-to-read font to aid young readers. Overall, this book is great to engage your beginning readers and will be a smash with any superhero lovers.
*Contains mild violence.