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Review: Peter Powers and His Not-So-Super Powers

September 30, 2016


Everyone in Peter Powers family has some type of super power – his dad can control fire, his mom can fly, his older brother can duplicate himself, his sister is very strong, and his baby brother can turn himself invisible.  Peter is self conscious because he thinks his power of making ice cubes with his fingertips is pretty lame.  Of course, his siblings remind him of their powers’ superiority all the time.

Captain Tornado comes to town, robbing banks and getting away with lots of cash.  Peter’s parents are busy but his siblings insist they can defeat Captain Tornado.  When they take off for the bank, Peter and his grandfather go after them.  When they arrive, Captain Tornado has Peter’s siblings trapped in tiny tornadoes so it’s up to Peter to stop him.  But, what can he do with his lousy powers?

PETER POWERS AND HIS NOT-SO-SUPER POWERS by Kent Clark and Brandon T. Snider is an adorable chapter book for the middle grade crowd.  Many young readers will be able to relate to Peter and his less than stellar powers. Peter is frustrated with his powers and, to make matters worse, his siblings rib him about them all the time.  I loved Peter and cheered for him as he learned it’s not the power you have but how you use it that counts.

Dave Bardin’s terrific illustrations add to this terrific book that is sure to be a hit with young readers.  I think the superhero angle will pull even the most reluctant readers in.  PETER POWERS AND HIS NOT-SO-SUPER POWERS is the first book in a new series and you won’t want to miss it!

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Review copy provided by LB Kids. I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
8 Comments leave one →
  1. bookingmama permalink
    September 30, 2016 8:58 am

    This sounds cute. I will be reviewing a book about unusual superpowers!

  2. September 30, 2016 10:05 am

    I just finished a middle grade book – Sign of the Green Dragon, by C. Lee McKenzie. I’m a fan.

  3. September 30, 2016 10:52 am

    This sounds like a lot of fun, Kathy. Terrific review!

  4. September 30, 2016 12:18 pm

    “making ice cubes with his fingertips” made me laugh! I don’t think it’s lame at all, it would come in pretty handy when it’s hot or humid. Sounds like a fun book!

  5. September 30, 2016 4:12 pm

    This sounds so cute! Peter Powers is a fun superhero name and I like his unusual power.

  6. October 3, 2016 1:36 am

    This sounds like a fun book to read – and not just for my grandkids.

  7. October 3, 2016 4:46 pm

    This sounds like an awesome series for younger and reluctant readers and one that has a positive message.

  8. October 4, 2016 12:04 pm

    This sounds good for when my daughter is older

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