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Dec 07 2018

The Bad Guys: Episode 8: Superbad by Aaron Blabey

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Scholastic, 2018. ISBN 9781760279509
(Age: 6+) Highly recommended. Themes: Humour. Adventure. Superheroes. The Bad Guys return with superpowers that will delight their fans as they chuckle their way through another hilarious adventure. Yes, the Bad Guys have acquired super powers but they appear to have defects that make for a most amusing read.
Although Superbad follows on from Episode 7, readers will have no problem identifying the different main characters and newly independent readers will love the sparse text and graphic novel format. Older readers don't miss out either - the over-the-top illustrations have enormous appeal for young and old. Imagine the drawing of Agent Hogwild, atop a motorcycle, being chased by two police cars, depicted with all the humour and ability of an artist of Blabey's calibre!
Books from The Bad Guys series consistently appear on Children's Choice awards like YABBA, and this is a testimony to their appeal for the targeted audience.
Pat Pledger

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