It’s the adventure of a lifetime when best friends—and self-proclaimed superheroes—defeat bad guys of their own invention.
It’s wonk ’em time when Bucky and Stu have to stand up to Phat Tyre, TrashMan and Hose-Nose. No matter that the bad guys are all made out of household items that Bucky and Stu have assembled themselves—these bad guys don’t stand a chance against the boys’ power moves. Still, it’s quite a surprise when their latest villain, the giant Mikanikal Man, gets zapped during a lightning storm and comes to life! The battle—and thrill—of a lifetime ensue. Full of surprises and laughs, this upbeat, action-packed story celebrates imagination, creativity, and friendship in even the most unexpected forms. Cornelius Van Wright’s hilarious illustrations are full of surprises and are perfect for portraying the high-speed antics of two enthusiastic boys.
Cornelius Van Wright (www.corneliusvanwright.com) has illustrated numerous picture books, including several he co-illustrated with his wife, Ying Hwa-Hu, including Princess Grace (by Mary Hoffman), Sam and the Lucky Money (by Karen Chinn), and Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree (by… More about Cornelius Van Wright
“Van Wright follows up When an Alien Meets a Swamp Monster with another action-packed romp powered by imagination and the boundless energy of boys at play. The watercolor-and-pencil illustrations mimic comics in places, and the mix of fonts conveys the emotions of the boys and their tone of speech as much as their expressive faces do. Young superhero wannabes will be shouting ‘Wonk ’em!’ in no time.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Specific, but not overdone details add charm. . . . Narration and dialogue match that of superhero cartoons, and the hyperbole is neatly balanced by occasional asides, reminding readers that they are really just a couple of boys. An appealing choice for young superhero fans not quite ready for Marvel and DC.”—School Library Journal
“Adventurous best pals and self-proclaimed superheroes, Bucky and Stu help defend their world. . . . Stu and Bucky’s antics are displayed through lively text and watercolor and pencil sketches. This is a fun title for elementary age youngsters.”—School Library Connection