Ker-splash!

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Overview

Being the good guy isn't always a day at the beach!

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A smattering of titles continue favorite series and characters. In a starred review of Kapow!, PW wrote, "George O'Connor debuts with a high-energy comics takeoff in which three children play at being superheroes. Their enthusiasm is contagious." Kersplash! finds the trio at the beach, where Bug Lady is recognizable from her red-and-black spotted bathing cap and American Eagle's duck-bill baseball cap shields him from the sun (poor little brother gets a snorkle). Full-bleed comic-book spreads depict the way events play out in their imaginations as they save a crab from a teenage bully. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
This story appeals to a child's love of super heroes and imagination. When a mother will not let her son and his friend go into the ocean, and she tells them to keep an eye on the boy's little brother, their imaginations take over. They pop the little brother's float when they pretend that it is a sea serpent. The little brother is left to play alone when they take his bucket and crab. Roles quickly reverse when a bully grabs, and walks off with, the bucket and crab. Realizing what it is like to be bullied, the boy and his friend apologize to the little brother. The kids join forces to fool the bully and get back their crab. The illustrations look like they were drawn by a child for a comic book; it is an original and colorful story. However, there are some drawbacks to this book. The mother in the story is unaware of what the children are doing because she is sitting under an umbrella reading a book. The young children are allowed to play, unsupervised, at the beach. The confrontation with the bully is left unresolved, and the negative consequences of bullying are not effectively conveyed. This book's strength is not in the story itself, but rather in its very colorful comic-book style. 2005, Simon & Schuster, Ages 4 to 6.
—Lisa B. C. O'Connell
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-The two friends from Kapow! (S & S, 2004) return in an adventure set at the seashore. Although the children are itching to head for the water, the boy's mother makes them stay on the beach to watch his little brother. Changing into the Incredible American Eagle and the Amazing Bug Lady, the duo dubs the younger sibling Manphibian and defeats him by popping his sea-serpent float. With his feelings hurt, he stalks off to sit alone. Unconcerned, the older children continue to play, but when a bully gives them a rough time, they finally understand how the younger boy feels and enlist Manphibian's help in besting the bad guy. The story is told entirely through dialogue balloons and dynamic cartoon artwork. Rather tame, realistic scenes of the ordinary-looking children alternate with action-packed spreads starring their muscle-bound, gracefully athletic, and incredibly courageous alter egos. Rendered in refreshingly bright colors, these comic-book-style scenes are filled with motion, excitement, and even the appropriate exclamations ("FA-ZOOM"). The switches between daily life and a vividly realized imaginary world are easy to follow, and the action-packed presentation eases the lesson on sibling relationships.-Joy Fleishhacker, School Library Journal Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
The creator of Kapow! (2004) takes the same crew and basic concept to the beach, alternating supercharged scenes of superhero action with more down-to-earth views of two young buddies and a little brother taking on a bully. Waiting for Mom to let them into the water, the three no sooner discover a little crab in their plastic bucket than a big, grabby assailant with braces and a bad attitude descends. It's time for "American Eagle," "Bug Lady" and "Manphibian" to spring to the rescue! Laid-back seaside scenes expand with a turn of the page to spread-filling dustups featuring grimacing, mightily thewed warriors in appropriately melodramatic garb and postures. A deft bit of distraction later, the deed is done, the heroes have escaped into the surf with Mom and the bully is left sitting on a dune, oblivious to the newly freed crab taking aim at his butt. Rousing fare for fans of Brian Pinkney's Adventures of Sparrow Boy (1997) or for budding superheroes in general. (Picture book. 6-8)
Library Journal
Two kids playing on the beach are told to stay out of the water, so for kicks they sabotage a little brother’s beach toy. But then a bully bothers the duo. Realizing how sabotage felt to the younger kid, the boy and girl apologize and then enlist the third child in besting the bully. Real-time panels alternate with panels depicting the kids as their superhero alter egos: Incredible American Eagle, Amazing Bug Lady, and Manphibian. The same cast stars in O’Connor’s Kapow! (2007).

(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689876820
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

George O’Connor is the author and illustrator of the picture books Kapow! and Ker-splash! He spends time in his secret Brooklyn, New York, hideout—where he uses his amazing artistic powers to strike fear in the hearts of bad guys everywhere!

George O’Connor is the author and illustrator of the picture books Kapow! and Ker-splash! He spends time in his secret Brooklyn, New York, hideout—where he uses his amazing artistic powers to strike fear in the hearts of bad guys everywhere!

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