Sidekicks

Sidekicks

Book - 2011
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When Captain Amazing feels he is getting too old to be a reliable superhero, he tries to hire a new sidekick, but his pets have different ideas.
Publisher: New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780439298193
Branch Call Number: J 741 .5973 SAN
Characteristics: 215 p. :,chiefly col. ill. ;,23 cm

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spykid11
May 30, 2016

spykid11 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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black_owl_177
Nov 06, 2015

black_owl_177 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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joycemas
Jul 02, 2014

joycemas thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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Sep 22, 2012

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Jul 31, 2012

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 12

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violet_dog_5832
Jun 27, 2015

I have not actually read it but I heard it was good and I plan on reading it!

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skyekilaen
Jun 26, 2015

When a superhero needs a new sidekick, who wants the job? Younger superheroes? Those who aspire to fame? And, um, his pets? Yes, it's true, when you live with a superhero, you get inspired! Even if you're a hamster or a gecko. The Amazon summary calls it "sibling rivalry royale" and that's definitely true, but it's also about friendship and family. Dan Santat is one of my favorite children's picture book illustrators, and it turns out he also spins a good yarn. Both my son, age 5, and his several-years-older cousin got a kick out of this book.

There is maybe one instance of a character saying he "wet himself," and maybe a couple of other minor things I'd have preferred not to see. (My personal setting is for NO potty or gross-out content.) Not enough to spoil the book for me.

CRRL_CraigGraziano Jun 25, 2015

Metro City’s very own superhero Captain Amazing is getting too old for his job, so he’s going to need some backup. Sidekicks is the journey of some die-hard hero wannabes who wish to join the captain for one very simple reason: They are his pets, and he hasn’t been paying them any attention lately.

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Jul 31, 2012

Fun, a bit of visual splendor, with enough honestly funny moments and angry hamsters to satisfy even the toughest of fans. The sole regret? That when this book hits my library shelves I’ll have to find a way to answer all those kids who immediately demand of me “Where are the other comics by Dan Santat?” Patience, kids. Let’s take one good thing at a time. And this is, above and beyond anything else, a very good thing.

MOIN UDDIN AHMED Jul 19, 2012

I love this book because ther is cartoon and they fight.

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joycemas
Jul 02, 2014

Captain Amazing, superhero and savior of Metro City, is getting old. He's out all hours battling arch-villains, catching thieves, and helping little old ladies cross the street. He doesn't even have time for his house full of pets. He needs - a SIDEKICK!

Captain Amazing's four pets agree. But each one of them thinks HE should get the sidekick spot - and a chance for one-on-one time with the Captain. Get ready for sibling rivalry royale as pets with superpowers duke it out for the one thing they all want - a super family.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Jul 31, 2012

Captain Amazing is the defender of Metro City. Nuff said. Yet in recent years, he’s been feeling the weight of his age. It’s time for the Captain to look for a new sidekick. He hasn’t had one, really, since his cat Manny ran away from home. As of now, that leaves Roscoe the dog, Fluffy the hamster, and Shifty the chameleon. Both Roscoe and Fluffy are determined to get the job, and Fluffy recruits old Manny to help him train. Yet even if he does manage to make an impression, that may have to take a backseat to an old villain who is back in town with sinister plans. And when Captain Amazing fails to be up to the job of defeating the baddie, it falls to his pets instead to save the day.

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