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Jun 28 2019

The Bad Guys Episode 9: The big bad wolf by Aaron Blabey

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Bad Guys. Scholastic, 2019. ISBN: 9781742993737.
(Age: 6+) Highly recommended. Themes: Humour, Adventure, Superheroes. Another wacky, hilarious episode of the bad guys is sure to be a favourite with all the fans of this series. This time Mr Wolf has been blown up into an enormous size, and he is determined to go about destroying things. The rest of the Bad Guys find themselves with problems to solve. How will they get Mr Wolf back to his normal size and temperament and how will they stop the alien invasion? Together with the International League of Heroes, they all have to do some quick thinking and act in dangerous ways in order to save the world, using their new superpowers.
Fans will have no problem jumping right into the funny story, while people new to the series will still be able to follow the story and characters, but will certainly want to go back and read the previous episodes. There are some over the top incidents that will have readers laughing out loud. I loved how Mr Snake got into Mr Wolf's ear and using his superpower, tries to whisper him back to his normal self. Of course, this proves exceptionally difficult, and it is only when he reverts to his normal bossy self and tells Mr Wolf off, that things begin to change.
A boon for reluctant readers and children who have difficulty reading longer books, The big bad wolf is another winner for Blabey.
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