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This pack contains four titles:
Hulk Saves the Day! by Chris Strathearn and Marcelo Baez
Dr. Doom goes green when he sends his villains into Super Hero City to plant mutant flowers. Can Hulk shred the flowers fast enough to save City Hall?
Thor's Big Adventure by Ray Santos
Thor's home in Asgard is under attack! Thor's halfbrother, Loki, and the Frost Giants are trying to take over the city. Thor doesn't think he can hold down the fort and fend off these bad guys-even with a magic hammer! Everyone needs a little help sometimes, and the Super Hero Squad is ready to lend a hand!
Meet the Villains of Villainville by Lucy Rosen
Enter Villainville, a dark town just across the river from Super Hero City. Meet all the biggest bad guys, from Dr. Doom to Magneto and from Doc Ock to Loki. Find out who STOMPS his way through town, who VANISHES into thin air, and who wants to RULE THE WORLD! Can the Super Hero Squad win a battle against all the villains of Villainville?
Meet the Super Hero Squad by Lucy Rosen
It's time for the Marvel Super Hero Squad to "Hero Up" and keep the world safe from bad guys! This vibrant, action-packed early reader showcases all of your favorite Marvel characters, including Iron Man, Spider-Man, Wolverine, and Hulk!
OK the super hero squad books have been read by and to all members of our family now. Ages 5y, 10y, 11y, 34y And enjoyed by all.
I was impressed not only by the artwork, but also by the easy to read story line, and the fact that the books weren't all serious and violent. They actually had an element of humor within the story lines. For example in Meet the villains of Villainville, you are introduced to each villain, including Magneto, the master of magnetism, who can move anything made of metal. But metal often sticks to him when he really does not want too. My kids found that little bit really funny, and the picture to go with it even made miss 5 laugh, and helped her to understand what was meant within the story.
My kids also liked the fact, that the first page of both the 'meet the characters' books had items (pictures) that you had to find within the book, and that it also asked you to guess which characters the items belonged too. So it made the books that little bit more interactive, which they all enjoyed.
I think these two books would suit many age group, starting from about 6 or 7 yrs of age.
It is obvious the next two books, Thor's Adventure and Hulk Saves the Day, are written by different authors to the Meet the Super Hero Squad and Meet the Villains books, as they seem to be aimed at a slightly older age group. I would think these two books would best suit 8 or 9yrs of age (younger if the child is a capable reader). There are some slightly bigger words than the other two books, and a longer story line too. But they both have good story lines, that of course kids love anyway...especially boys. And these have great art work in them as well.
As a parent i love that the majority of characters (pictures) are all kids, I think that is quite neat, and have noticed that more and more books are coming out with the art work aimed at the actual people reading the books.
The only flaw may be that at times the artwork crowds the pages, and reminded me of a comic book with lots of chaotic drawing everywhere. But the drawing is not chaotic, it is very good in fact.
All in all a good set of books, bright, colorful and easy to read.
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