Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Peter Powers and His Not-So-Super Powers by Kent Clark

Title: Peter Powers and His Not-So-Super Powers
Author: Kent Clark
Geared Towards: Mid Elementary

Everyone in Peter Powers' family has super awesome superpowers. His dad controls fire with his mind, and his mom can fly. His big brother makes copies of himself, and his little sister is super-strong. And his baby brother even turns invisible! But all Peter can do is--this is really embarrassing--make ice cubes with his fingertips. 

When Captain Tornado comes to town and begins robbing banks, will Peter Powers and his totally lame abilities step up to save the day--or will he get cold feet? Join Peter Powers and his fantastic family for their first action-packed and fun-filled adventure to find out!

I just got this book in the mail and picked it up during the evening to start reading.  I finished reading it right then.  Very quick, very fun little read.  Kids will identify with Peter if they've ever felt like their brother/sister(s) can do things better than them or pick on them all the time.  That's how Peter feels because he doesn't have a very good super power and they do.  (I do have to admit I'd love his brother's power of being able to duplicate himself multiple times!) Peter gets advice from his grandfather that he needs to do something to show his siblings he's just as fantastic.  His first attempt is an utter failure! I mean even his parents show up giving him the old "parent eyes".  BUT the story takes a twist and Peter as to step up! I really liked the ending.  I thought it was a great example for the reader.  Can't wait to read more about Peter and his not-so-powerful power! 

Like superheroes
Like like books with action
Fight with their siblings

Media Center Thoughts:  For sure I'd put this in the media center.  For kids who love Roscoe Riley are are ready for something new and to move up a bit in their read, it will be perfect.  

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