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Nicole Davis


Excellent, Primary, Dan Santat, Graphic Novel, Pets, Superhero

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Book Review


Captain Amazing’s four pets set out to become his next sidekick, facing obstacles in the animal and human world to try to discover their own super powers. Captain Amazing has been spending less time at home these days. He’s busy keeping the streets clean but his pets at home miss spending time with him. When he decides he needs a little help, his pets jump at the chance to be the one at his side. Roscoe the dog feels he’s the obvious choice but Fluffy the hamster, and Shifty the lizard, don’t want to be overlooked. Fluffy and Shifty find Manny the cat, Captain Amazing’s last sidekick and estranged pet, and make themselves his new trainees. As all the pets wait to audition, the evil Wonder Man shows up to defeat Captain Amazing. Working as a team, the animals save their hero and discover their own heroic traits. Captain Amazing realizes all that he’s been missing out on, and everyone is happy when he decides it’s time they all work as a team.