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Midway Monkey Madness (DC Super-Pets Series)

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When the carnival comes to METROPOLIS, BEPPO THE SUPER-MONKEY isn't far behind. This CHIMP OF STEEL can't wait to chow down on chocolate-covered bananas and other fair foods. Unfortunately, the world's evilest ape, GORILLA GRODD, has other plans. He wants to turn this festival of fun into a day of destruction. With a little help from the WONDER TWINS and their space chimp, GLEEK, BEPPO must somehow stop GRODD'S midway monkey madness.
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Overview

When the carnival comes to METROPOLIS, BEPPO THE SUPER-MONKEY isn't far behind. This CHIMP OF STEEL can't wait to chow down on chocolate-covered bananas and other fair foods. Unfortunately, the world's evilest ape, GORILLA GRODD, has other plans. He wants to turn this festival of fun into a day of destruction. With a little help from the WONDER TWINS and their space chimp, GLEEK, BEPPO must somehow stop GRODD'S midway monkey madness.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Alicia Jensen
Look up in the Sky! It's a bird...it's a plane...No, it's Super Monkey!! Beppo is Superman's pet monkey who teams up with pets of other superheroes to fight crime. This time Beppo is at the carnival stopping the evil ape, Gorilla Grodd, from freeing all of the circus animals from their cage. Will Beppo be able to stop Grodd before the wild animals hurt themselves or the humans? This early reader book will be sure to captivate all children with its explosive and colorful pictures. This comic book style story is divided into short easy to read chapters. This story is for children of all ages, great for early readers who are starting to read on their own with many simple words, or a fascinating "read to me book." With engaging super hero elements, and comic book style feel with action-animated texts throughout the story it makes reading exciting! Some neat features of this book are the stats page, where information is given on the main super pet's powers and where they got them, as well as an index of all the super pets and villain pets, a joke page, and a glossary in the back to help kids with those big words. This book is an action packed delightful read, which will leave children wanting to get more books in the "Super Pets" series. Reviewer: Alicia Jensen
School Library Journal
Gr 1–4—It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a super-pet? Yes, the pets of the DC superhero universe have their own new series. Featuring Baltazar's bright, graphic cartoons, these books are great additions for the early-chapter-book set. In the first book, Streaky the Super-Cat saves Queen Markela of Kardamyla's pet hamster, Prince Zouli, from the clutches of the evil cat, Rozz. In the second, Beppo the Super-Monkey battles Gorilla Grodd when Bazooka's Carnival comes to Metropolis. A day of fun turns into a nightmare when the evil ape starts opening cages, freeing wild beasts and terrorizing humans. Beppo saves the day, aided by the Wonder Twins, Jayna and Zan, and Gleek, their space chimp. Both books are full of action, including colorful graphics within the text, reminiscent of the old live-action Batman TV show. Each title has a colorful spread in the heat of the action. Solid introductions to comic-book-style writing.—Amy Commers, South St. Paul Public Library, MN
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781404866195
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2011
  • Series: DC Super-Pets Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 530,257
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 480L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Born in Chicago, Art Baltazar found his way early to comic book art and has been cartooning ever since he can recall. With a frenetic, hip hop style, Baltazar began self-publishing in 1994 with such titles as The Cray-Baby Adventures, Gyro-Man, Captain Camel & the Space Chicken, Jimmy Dydo, Lunar Lizard, Meteor Mite and the famous Patrick the Wolf Boy. Art has also drawn coloring books for Warner Bros. Art recently finished work on SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES, and is now co-writing the new series THE GREEN TEAM: TEEN TRILLIONAIRES. Art lives outside of Chicago with his wife, Rose, and children Sonny, Gordon, and Audrey.
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  • Posted March 4, 2011

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    Superman's Super Pet Monkey Beppo Saves the Bazooka Carnival

    Midway Monkey Madness stars Beppo, Superman's Super Hero Pet. He has the same powers as Superman: x-ray vision, super hearing, heat vision, the ability to fly, and two powers Superman doesn't have: a super strong tail and super breath. Beppo is enjoying his favorite food, a chocolate covered banana, while riding the Ferris Wheel at the Bazooka Carnival. Suddenly, he hears screaming coming from the midway. Beppo flies down to check it out and there is The Gorilla Grodd. Gorilla Grodd is tearing open all the cages and letting the animals run free. People are running trying to avoid the animals, which could harm them. Beppo must get the animals back in their cages and The Gorilla Grodd into a very large cage. He needs help. The Wonder Twins, Zan and Jayna, with their monkey Gleek, arrive to help Beppo.

    The illustrations include delightfully colored animals. The carnival comes to life for kids in word and pictures, a great way for kids to learn. The story has humor and action kids will enjoy. Plus, the ending is exciting and will please readers. This will be one of those "read it to me one more time, Pleeease" books that kids will not put down.

    The book also includes pictures of every Super Hero Pet in addition to every Villain pet. Beppo and Gleek tell a few silly jokes that will tickle a child's funny bone. The Wonder Twins offer definitions for the more difficult words in the story. This colorful book is one children will love, especially boys and girls who like any of the Super Heroes such as Beppo's Superman.


    Note: received from netgalley

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  • Posted March 3, 2011

    Look out Krypto!

    Look out Krypto, there's a new Super Pet coming to save the day! Illustrated by Eisner Award winner, Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans), Midway Monkey Madness, another in the DC Super Pets series, will draw in reluctant readers. In this installment, Superman's Super Pet, Beppo, with the help of DC Comics Super Friends the Wonder Twins and their pet Gleek, take on the evil Gorilla Grodd. Although not an essential purchase, Baltazar's many illustrations, the larger print, short chapters, and the glossary of terms at the end of the book make it a entertaining, appropriate read for those transitioning into chapter books.

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  • Posted February 11, 2011

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    Beppo Saves The Day~!

    Midway Monkey Madness is just one of the books from the DC Super-Pets Series. It should be noted that even Super Heroes have pets and Superman's is a pet monkey named Beppo, and he happens to have all the same powers that Superman has. Beppo the Super Monkey's favourite place is the carnival and on the day that he decides to visit and have a day of fun, so does the evil ape, Gorilla Grodd. The evil ape is tearing through the midway ripping the animals cages apart and setting them free. People are in a panic and Beppo has to save the day. With many sound sight words to set the tone, Beppo, with the help of the Wonder Twins, Zan and Jayna and their monkey, Gleek, work together to stop Gorilla Grodd from destroying the midway. I thought the illustrations were quite colourful and drawn in an appealing fashion. If your child is sensitive, they may find it a bit violent but I am positive young readers will enjoy the book and wish to read other books from the DC Super-Pet Series. You will find at the back of the book a glossary of terms, a full listing of all the DC Super-Pets, jokes and more. SYNOPSIS: When a carnival comes to METROPOLIS, the evil ape GORILLA GRODD turns a festival of fun into a day of destruction! BEPPO THE SUPER-MONKEY, along with the WONDER TWINS and their space chimp, GLEEK, must stop his midway madness.

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