Bound To Stay Bound

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 Epic origin of Super Potato (Super Potato)
 Author: Laperla

 Publisher:  Graphic Universe (2018)

 Dewey: 741.5
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 54 p., col. ill., 24 cm

 BTSB No: 536406 ISBN: 9781512440218
 Ages: 7-10 Grades: 2-5

 Graphic novels
 Superheroes -- Fiction
 Potatoes -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $29.58

After Doctor Malevolent turns him into a potato, Super Max must learn how to fight crime as a vegetable.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 2.80
   Points: .5   Quiz: 197025
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 2.60
   Points: 3.0   Quiz: 74989

   Kirkus Reviews (06/15/18)
   Booklist (07/01/18)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 07/01/2018 Gr 3–6—Super Max is devoted to fighting crime, especially Dr. Malevolent, and looking good. When Super Max learns that Dr. Malevolent has stolen a priceless statue, he heads to his nemesis's not-so-secret hideout to retrieve it. But Dr. Malevolent uses his new weapon on Super Max, transforming him into a potato. This is just the beginning of a hilarious story about a hero who needs to adjust to new circumstances. Laperla offers obvious and subtle humor, appealing to a variety of readers. Kids will get a kick out of the over-the-top action and enjoy watching Super Max come to accept his new role as a tiny tuber. The bright cartoons will draw in even the most reluctant readers, who will be happy to know that the series continues—this volume ends with a call for Super Potato to capture yet another outlandish villain. VERDICT A zany, funny selection that will entertain kids and the adults who might be reading over their shoulders.—Andrea Lipinski, New York Public Library - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 07/01/2018 Super Max is the kind of crime fighter who fixes his hair before flying to the rescue and asks his mirror who’s the handsomest superhero of them all. So when his archenemy, Doctor Malevolent, turns him into a potato, Max’s ego takes the hardest blow. Overcoming this hardship with a new potato-sized costume, he mashes Doctor Malevolent’s plan to starch-ify the rest of the city. With the fiend at his mercy, the hero learns that turning potatoes back into people is impossible, which gives him a chance to prove that compassion is central to true heroism. The predicament also sets the character up for future, potato-shaped adventures. The art punches things up considerably, with well-constructed, flowing page layouts, humorously extreme reaction shots, and a stark and vibrant color palette that feels both classical and unique. If Loony Tunes was in the superhero business, this is something it might have baked up. A superhero romp with some age-appropriate examples of heroic behavior and a nonstop torrent of gags that work a decent portion of the time. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.

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