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 : Friday 25th May 2018 - 05:49:04

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 > Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice: Crossfire review

« Spirit Animals Special Edition: The Book Of Shane reviewSpirit Animals Special Edition: The Book Of ShaneThe Michael Jackson History Show reviewThe Michael Jackson History Show »

Advertising...

The best power prices are at PowerShop
Sick of adverts? Click here to join up for free and be rid of them.

Score: 9.5/10  [1 review]
5 out of 5
ProdID: 7127 - Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice: Crossfire
Author: Michael Kogge

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice: Crossfire
Price:
$10.00
Sample/s Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by Scholastic (NZ)

Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been supplied to KIWIreviews by the company for the purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.
Available:
March 2016
Buy it:
Search for this on MightyApe.co.nz

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice: Crossfire product reviews

Batman and Superman are on the case! After saving Metropolis from an alien invasion, Superman is now a famous Super Hero around the world. Meanwhile Gotham City's own guardian, Batman, would rather fight crime from the shadows. But when the devious Doctor Aesop escapes from Arkham Asylum, the two very different heroes begin investigating the same case and a young boy is caught in the cross fire.

Check out Scholastic (NZ) onlineClick here to see all the listings for Scholastic (NZ) Visit their website They do not have a Twitter account Check them out on Facebook They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board They do not have an Instagram channel



Tags:
batman   bruce wayne   clark kent   cross fire   dawn of justice   dc comics   fantasy   gotham   krypton   metropolis   scholastic   superhero   superman
Other listings you may be interested in:
Kushiel's AvatarKushiel's AvatarNee Naw and the CowtastropheNee Naw and the Cowtastrophe
Rating: 9.8
White Cloud WorldsWhite Cloud Worlds
Rating: 9.3
Dancing with Cranes: On location with a New Zealand wildlife film-makerDancing with Cranes: On location with a New Zealand wildlife film-maker
Rating: 8.8
The FIRE EconomyThe FIRE Economy
Rating: 9.5
The Topp Twins Treasury Of Sing-Along Stories including CDThe Topp Twins Treasury Of Sing-Along Stories including CD
Rating: 10.0
Thieves - A NovelThieves - A Novel
Rating: 8.3
How Not To Stop A Kidnap PlotHow Not To Stop A Kidnap Plot
Rating: 9.0
Geronimo Stilton Cavemice #5:The Great Mouse RaceGeronimo Stilton Cavemice #5:The Great Mouse Race
Rating: 9.6
Spirit Animals - Fall of the Beasts #3: The ReturnSpirit Animals - Fall of the Beasts #3: The Return
Rating: 9.8
Klutz Dress Up Your Own Paper PupsKlutz Dress Up Your Own Paper Pups
Rating: 9.9
The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby BrocketThe Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket
Rating: 10.0
Purrs, Paws and ClawsPurrs, Paws and Claws
Rating: 5.5

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 savta

Review by: savta (Jo)
Dated: 19th of June, 2016

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 9.5/10
Price:
Score 10 out of 10
Value for Money:
Score 9 out of 10
ReReadability:
Score 10 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 9 out of 10

Sharing books with a new generation is always exciting when the back story is one I was familiar with at their age. When I was young, my all-time favourite comics featured Superman. In joint second place were Donald Duck and Batman. These three characters have gone the distance, even though the old comic books have now reinvented themselves as graphic novels, and continue to delight children as much as they have always done. This book is a film "companion novel" about both Superman and Batman, so Mr Six and I settled for some quality reading time together, interspersed with essential background about Gotham City, Metropolis and Planet Krypton from me!

The book is recommended for ages seven and upwards. With occasional assistance, Mr Six was able to read most of it by himself, but I took a turn now and then to give him a break. There were a few unfamiliar words which we needed to talk about, like "exodus" and "ventilation", but most of the text was accessible to him with minimal help.

While we were reading, there were frequent tangents to be explored. Dr Aesop prompted a side reference to Aesop's fables (which Mr Six was familiar with) and a discussion as to whether it was his real name or just a name he had adopted because of his habit of illustrating points with short anecdotes. The idea of an alien invasion, and Superman being considered dangerous because he was an alien too, promoted more talking about the dangers of xenophobia. Mr Six goes to an ethnically diverse school and has been known to come home with a new song or counting game in Samoan or Cantonese, so he has quite strong opinions on that!

The story itself is really the tale of a 12-year-old boy who is trying to find his mother after the alien attack on Metropolis. Superman and Batman are both important to the plot for different reasons, and it is only with their help that Rory is able to help his mother, but their part in the story is not as high-profile as his. This is important because the young reader can empathise with Rory and admire Batman and Superman from his perspective. They are both defined in terms of their relationship to him in the aftermath of the invasion.

We both enjoyed the story. Although it is aimed at a young audience and is written as an account intended to be read in conjunction with the film, it is nicely paced and reads smoothly. The film is not especially suitable for younger children so that will have to wait until Mr Six is a little older, but in the meantime he is up to date with the characters and the storyline and can hold his own when it is the subject of discussion!

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 7.8
Product reviews for listing 6273: Magpie Learns a lesson -  Author: Sally Morgan and Ezekiel Kwaymullina

Product image for Magpie Learns a lessonMagpie is cross that she can't fly like her friend Brown Falcon. She thinks of mean tricks that will make Brown Falcon look silly.

But she goes too far... and finds out just how much friends need each other.

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.

"Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people."
W.C. Fields

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