The Power Potion (The Gecko and Sticky Series)

The Power Potion (The Gecko and Sticky Series)

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by Wendelin Van Draanen, Stephen Gilpin
     
 

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The Gecko & Sticky are a fabulous crime-fighting duo! This quartet of funny adventures will appeal to fans of superheroes both young and old, and would make terrific all-family read-alouds.

Dave Sanchez, crime-fighting courier, has just been handed the scariest package he's ever seen, and it's addressed to none other than the dastardly Damien Black! Dave

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The Gecko & Sticky are a fabulous crime-fighting duo! This quartet of funny adventures will appeal to fans of superheroes both young and old, and would make terrific all-family read-alouds.

Dave Sanchez, crime-fighting courier, has just been handed the scariest package he's ever seen, and it's addressed to none other than the dastardly Damien Black! Dave is well award that he should deliver the package, but when he sees the evil-looking potion inside, he knows he can't. So he comes up with a totally clever ruse to trick the villain and . . . it backfires. Big-time. Soon he's facing off with six-horned goats, terrifying tarantulas, a java-junkie monkey—and, of course, Damien Black!

Don't miss the other Gecko & Sticky Adventures:

1. The Villain's Lair,
2. The Greatest Power,
3. Sinsister Substitute, and
4. The Power Potion. 

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for the Gecko & Sticky books:

"A dastardly good read. Written with gleeful wit, rapid-fire pacing and snappy dialogue." — Kirkus Reviews

"Fearsome is rarely this much fun. Van Draanen has a super imagination, to which she never applies the brakes. Readers who enjoy loony adventures will love this ride." — Children's Literature

"Consistently entertaining . . . reaching a frenetic level of energy and comedy as the story's tension builds." — Booklist

"Peppered with exaggerated alliteration and the excitable lizard's Spanish-tinged 'Stickynese,' the wisecracking narrative bounds from one slapstick scenario to another." — Publishers Weekly

Children's Literature - Jeanne K. Pettenati J.D.
Sticky, a talking gecko kleptomaniac, and Dave Sanchez, dorky delivery boy by day and wall walking superhero by night, make an entertaining duo in this zany tale filled with gypsies, goats, a caffeine loving monkey, and a quirky evil villain with his power portion. Readers will hang on tight as Dave and Sticky take them on a wild ride through Gypsy town and into evil Damien's dungeon, complete with a tarantula terrarium. They will meet some very funky characters along the way, including a wise, old service station attendant, the Bandito Brothers, the gypsy Yanko Purran, and a monkey that lets nothing come between him and his caffeine. The funny and action-filled plot is peopled with memorable characters. Sticky, for example, peppers his speech with Spanish and "Stickynese" terms, which are defined at the back of the book. He lets Dave know that gecko power is asombroso (awesome). And, when in a pickle, he might blurt out "freaky frijoles." There are funny scenes that just might have readers laughing out loud. The author uses alliteration like nobody's business! Because of its lighthearted tone and interesting characters, this title is a good bet for reluctant middle school readers. Reviewer: Jeanne K. Pettenati, J.D.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375945731
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
06/08/2010
Series:
Gecko and Sticky Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

WENDELIN VAN DRAANEN spent many years as a teacher before devoting herself to writing full-time. She loves reading, running, writing, and rock 'n roll!  

Her books for younger readers include The Gecko & Sticky quartet and The Shredderman quartet. For middle graders check out the Sammy Keyes mysteries and Swear to Howdy.  For tweens and teens, look for Flipped, The Running Dream, Confessions of a Serial Kisser, and Runaway.

Stephen Gilpin developed a taste for drawing strange things at an early age and hasn't looked back since. He graduated with honors from New York City's School of Visual Arts, where he had studied painting and cartooning. He currently lives in Kansas with his wife and their four children.

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Power Potion 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The stoy is great, but where is the next book Good but u need to wright the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago