Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on KIWIreviews.co.nz : Saturday 24th March 2018 - 21:29:24

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Kids Books > Attack of the Shadow Smashers review

« The Blood Guard reviewThe Blood GuardThe Running Man reviewThe Running Man »


Sick of adverts? Click here to join up for free and be rid of them.

Score: 10.0/10  [1 review]
5 out of 5
ProdID: 5490 - Attack of the Shadow Smashers
Author: Troy Cummings

Attack of the Shadow Smashers
October 2013
Buy it:
Search for this on MightyApe.co.nz

Attack of the Shadow Smashers product reviews

Monsters, monsters, everywhere! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers.

With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow! In this third book in the series, Alexander goes up against shadow smashers.

These monsters jump from shadow to shadow, causing problems all over town! Meanwhile, a member of Alexander's Super Secret Monster Patrol (SSMP) may turn out to BE a monster! Fun black-and-white illustrations bring the action to life throughout.

confidence   education   monsters   reading   troy cummings
Other listings you may be interested in:
Jigsaw FarmJigsaw Farm
Rating: 7.3
Minions Ready to Read Level 2: Who's The Boss?Minions Ready to Read Level 2: Who's The Boss?
Rating: 9.9
Feersum EndjinnFeersum Endjinn
Rating: 8.5
Wolves of Mercy Falls: SinnerWolves of Mercy Falls: Sinner
Rating: 8.3
Horrible Science: Chemical ChaosHorrible Science: Chemical Chaos
Rating: 10.0
Oh, the Places You'll GoOh, the Places You'll Go
Rating: 9.6
Star of Deltora #4: The Hungry IsleStar of Deltora #4: The Hungry IsleThe Lion Sleeps Tonight plushy packThe Lion Sleeps Tonight plushy pack
Rating: 9.5
The Crimson ThreadThe Crimson Thread
Rating: 6.4
Prince of ThornsPrince of Thorns
Rating: 8.3
Schilds LadderSchilds Ladder
Rating: 6.3
The Zog Sticker Activity BookThe Zog Sticker Activity Book
Rating: 9.1
Amazing Dog Facts and TriviaAmazing Dog Facts and Trivia
Rating: 9.4

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of fayth

Review by: fayth (Fay)
Dated: 6th of June, 2014

Link to this review Report this review


This Review: 10/10
Score 10 out of 10
Value for Money:
Score 10 out of 10
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 10 out of 10

Even though this is the third book in the Notebook of Doom series, it's the first book that my son and I have read from the series. It worked well as a stand alone book and we had no problems understanding what was going on.

The books are about a young boy and his two friends who make up the Super Secret Monster Patrol (SSMP) - a group dedicated to fighting monsters. In this particular book they go up against some Shadow Smashers and end up saving the town.

I'm always on the lookout for new and interesting books for my son (age 6.5yr) - he can be a bit picky when it comes to books but it's usually just a case of finding the right book.

This was definitely the right book. My son was riveted right from the first page and didn't want me to stop reading. There aren't all that many illustrations and what there is, are in simple black and white, so I was really pleased that it still held his attention and we loved the occasional 2 page spreads from the SSMP monster diary detailing some of the other monsters (likes/dislikes, habitat, etc). We finished this book in two nights and he's been begging me to get more books in the series - definitely a winner.

As an early chapter book it's kept nice and simple while still being fast paced and action packed. I must admit that my son did find it a bit frightening and had to sleep with his bedroom door open for a few nights but even so it was worth it to see him so engaged in a book. It's definitely a book that he'll be able to read himself and I'm hoping since he enjoyed it so much that it might encourage him to read it independently.

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 9.3
Product reviews for listing 991: The Tears of Harry Wakatipu -  Written by Jack Lasenby

Product image for The Tears of Harry WakatipuHarry Wakatipu returns to the Hopuruahine Hut and out of the mythical mists of the bush, the Grey Ghost fires his .303 from the hip, learns his dogs walk on water, slays the first of the Grim Inscrutable Wolves and lives all winter on a single moa's egg.

What happens when a flying dunny lands in the river bed, when Harry Wakatipu ferments condensed milk? Tuck this book under your swanny and listen and laugh to the muscular music ... more...

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the ePLURIBUS.nz Network. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of KIWIreviews.co.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, under the assumption that they are the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"Proof that God doesn't exist: If God created the earth for mankind, why is it that we can only live on a less than a quarter of it?"

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream