Salamander Smackdown (DC Super-Pets Series)by John Sazaklis, Art Baltazar
When two naughty newts escape from a pet store, nothing can stop their amphibian antics . . . except the TERRIFIC WHATZIT! This super-speedy turtle must stop the slimy salamanders before they cast another tale of terror on CENTRAL CITY.
Meet the Author
New York Times bestselling author John Sazaklis enjoys writing children's books about his favorite characters. He has also illustrated Spider-Man books and created toys used in MAD Magazine. To him, it's a dream come true! John lives with his beautiful wife in New York City.
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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Two little newts in a pet store have have dreams of joining super-villain Professor Zoom. They escape from the store and hitch a ride in the professor's bag. When they reach the secret villain lab they discover a giant robot that the professor is working on. Hoping to impress the man they admire, they work on the robot to get him working. They take him on a destructive test run. Super-pet hero Whatzit comes to the rescue and shuts down the robot. After saving the town, Whatzit returns the salamanders to the pet store. The book begins with a chart style write-up on all of the main characters. Brightly colored illustrations and colorful fonts bring the story to life. The imaginative story will appeal to young readers. The large font, comic style writing, and fast paced story make this a great book for reluctant readers. My son really enjoyed this book and laughed at the ending. He definitely wanted to keep the book so he could read it again. I received this book free of charge from Children's Lit in exchange for my honest review.