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Action Movie Kid
     

Action Movie Kid

by Daniel Hashimoto, Mandy Richardville, Valerio Fabbretti (Illustrator)
 

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Meet Action Movie Kid, whose adventures began on YouTube and continue in his first book, a thrilling tale of the heroic acts and daring deeds that fill his day and follow him to bedtime—and beyond!

James may look like a regular boy, but in his imagination he is Action Movie Kid, defender of his own tiny universe. Monsters, aliens, and robots are no match for

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Meet Action Movie Kid, whose adventures began on YouTube and continue in his first book, a thrilling tale of the heroic acts and daring deeds that fill his day and follow him to bedtime—and beyond!

James may look like a regular boy, but in his imagination he is Action Movie Kid, defender of his own tiny universe. Monsters, aliens, and robots are no match for James’s super strength and infinite cleverness. Though his superpowers sometimes get him into trouble—especially when others can’t see the dangerous foes that prowl the school yard, and his home—you can always rely on Action Movie Kid to save the day, even if he does need his parents’ help from time to time.

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School Library Journal
12/01/2015
PreS-Gr 2—Action Movie Kid is a hero of many disguises who goes on adventures, fights monsters, and saves the day. In real life, he is James, an imaginative little boy who genuinely wants to help others but ends up causing them trouble instead. His tolerant parents aren't quite sure what to do with him when he does things like convert the family car into a "rocket" car. However, when a slime monster attacks, there's only one solution: stick together. The Action Movie Family defeats the terrible and frightening goo, successfully cleaning up the mess caused by an overflowing washer. Fabbretti's dynamic compositions and animation-based style are an absolute action-packed delight. Visual references to other action heroes like the Jedi and Indiana Jones only add to the fun. While this is Action Movie Kid's first book, it is not his first adventure; James is already a YouTube sensation. Hashimoto and Richardville's digitally altered "home" videos capture all the hilarity of their son's actions. The book succeeds in delivering the same and should appeal to fans of the videos as well as new readers. While the volume has an interactive component, readers expecting an interactive book (as it labels itself) may be disappointed by what is essentially a discovery layer created through augmented reality. The free Blippar app is available for both Android and iOS devices. VERDICT A well-balanced blend of action, humor, and family values.—Rachel Forbes, formerly of Oakville Public Library, Ontario, Canada

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476799896
Publisher:
Atria/Keywords Press
Publication date:
05/05/2015
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
532,464
Product dimensions:
11.20(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
AD660L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Daniel Hashimoto and Mandy Richardville are the husband-and-wife team behind YouTube’s Action Movie Kid. The couple met at DreamWorks Animation, and have been embarking on creative adventures ever since. Daniel currently directs commercials and film projects, and Mandy runs Chocolate Menagerie, a custom chocolate shop. They live in Los Angeles with their son James, the real-life Action Movie Kid, and their new baby, Sophia.

Valerio Fabbretti is passionate about drawing, comic books, animation, and spaghetti westerns. He has illustrated children books and comic books in the US and in Italy. Valerio was born in Rome, but studied illustration in San Francisco, where he is currently living and working.

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