|Gum luck (Gumazing Gum Girl!)|
Author: Montijo, Rhode
Book 2--Gabby Gomez keeps her Gum Girl heroics secret from her parents, but there is a new villain in town and the city needs her to help.
|Added Entry - Personal Name:||Reynolds, Luke|
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 3.70
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 192643
Kirkus Reviews (04/15/17)
School Library Journal (05/01/17)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 05/01/2017 Gr 2–4—With her new powers, Gabby Gomez finds herself constantly switching between her secret and real identities. As a result, she is having a hard time juggling everything she has going on. To top it off, Gabby has a cavity, she has yet to tell her gum-hating dentist dad about her secret identity, and she's running low on gum, since her brother got into her stash. Meanwhile, she has a new archnemesis, RoboChef. Scorned on public television for tripping over gum, he naturally hates Gum Girl and is bent on taking over the world. Can Gabby stop him before it's too late? Will she ever tell her parents about her secret identity? The illustrations in this book are detailed and comic book—like. The characters are fairly well developed for an early chapter book, and the humor adds depth to the story. The plot is unique and engaging. However, some attempts at inserting Spanglish are more successful than others. VERDICT Fans of superheroes, strong heroines, and comic books will love this title. Although readers don't necessarily need to have read the first book, Chews Your Destiny, it is recommended that they do so.—Kira Moody, Whitmore Public Library, Salt Lake City - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.