M Is for Mama's Boy

Book - 2010
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Led by Duncan "Gluestick" Dewey, the NERDS team uses brain power and courage rather than gadgets when they face off against supervillian Simon, his band of savage squirrels, and Albert, a middle-aged computer genius who lives with his mother.
Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2010
ISBN: 9780810989863
Branch Call Number: J BUC
Characteristics: xxi, 245 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Beavers, Ethen
Alternative Title: M is for Mama's boy


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Jul 24, 2017

This is a really great book and I think it was even better than the first one. It was just as action packed as the first, and I like how the NERDS have to go head to head against Heathcliff. Even though I've read the entire series multiple times, this is still a really interesting book.

@Meginka123 I think he hypnotized them with his teeth so they would obey him.... but I think he chose squirrels because they have huge teeth like him? I don't really remember

FindingJane Feb 05, 2016

The NERDS are at it again, this time pitted against one of their own, an ex-colleague with world domination on his mind, and their new vulnerabilities after their superpowers are stripped from them.

While this story is cartoonish in style, it plays with the idea of superheroes and supervillains. One of the characters stridently objects to being labeled as a “mad scientist”, e.g. (He’s an evil genius, thank you very much.) Another wonders what’s so great about superheroes. Supervillains build things like powerful machines or invent neat gadgets. All heroes do is break objects. A woman who just wants her little boy to get ahead in life objects to the fact that superheroes don’t seem to get paid and have lousy retirement plans.

It’s food for thought and raises this book above the level of a mere battle royale between good and evil. It’s surprising to find this depth of consideration and feeling in a book about children and once again points out how you can’t always judge a book by its mother.

Jul 17, 2015

I don't like it a lot

May 03, 2014


Meginka123 Jan 27, 2013

This book is so good and I still wonder why Simon chose to make an army of squirrels. ?:|

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Nov 03, 2014

blue_cat_5034 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Jun 21, 2011

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