Iggy Loomis, Superkid in Training

Iggy Loomis, Superkid in Training


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Iggy Loomis, Superkid in Training by Jennifer Allison, Michael Moran

A hilarious new illustrated middle grade science fiction series for elementary school readers and fans of Captain Underpants!

Iggy Loomis is the weirdest little brother ever—and he’s a huge pain in his older brother Daniel’s you-know-what. But when Daniel befriends Alistair, his new next-door-neighbor, Iggy gets much, much weirder. Little does Daniel know… Alistair is really an alien. When Iggy thinks he’s eating Alistair’s candy, he’s actually eating chemically-coated insects. Yuck! Soon Iggy’s DNA starts to mutate, and Daniel and Alistair have to keep Iggy’s new superpowers from manifesting—before everyone gets in trouble.

“Piles on the yuks…. It doesn't take psychic powers to see how this could be a crowd pleaser.”
Kirkus Reviews
“Allison creates a comically put-upon older brother in Daniel in a lighthearted story that captures the chaos of everyday family life, superpowers or not.”
Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803737594
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 09/12/2013
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.86(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.86(d)
Lexile: 760L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Jennifer Allison has worked as a news reporter and a high school English teacher, and she has also held numerous odd jobs—piano player in a shopping mall, assembly-line worker for General Motors, waitress, preschool teacher—that have helped her generate ideas for characters and stories. She lives in Chicago with her husband and their three children.

Mike Moran is an illustrator who has worked for Major League Baseball, Disney, and American Greetings, among other companies. He lives in Florham Park, New Jersey.

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Iggy Loomis, Superkid in Training 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
Daniel Loomis has the world’s worst little brother (Iggy). Iggy always breaks Daniel’s toys and he is VERY annoying and he is always getting into Daniel’s stuff. When Daniel meets a new kid next door named Alistair, Daniel is happy because he thinks he can spend more time over at his new friend’s house and avoid being around Iggy. Well it turns out that Alistair is actually an alien and Iggy eats some bug DNA from Alistair’s backpack. Iggy ends up getting super powers from the DNA and now Iggy’s SUPER strong, SUPER powerful and SUPER annoying! What is Daniel going to do? I think this is a pretty funny read. Ms. Allison really gets the relationship between Daniel and Iggy. The brothers are so totally believable (then you get to the fun fantasy alien DNA part ;) ). Daniel is a great character. He is a lot like me, I have a younger sibling (although I have a younger sister not a brother but I don’t think she ever ate bug DNA but who knows?) and I like to build things. The book has a fun story that isn’t real involved, but it makes it perfect for younger kids and reluctant readers. The simple black and white illustrations are all throughout the book and really add to the story. Overall, I think this silly story is especially perfect for boys. I really liked the ending to the story and am looking forward to a sequel! *NOTE* I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My children love this book!  It is relatable to any child having a younger sibling : )  It's also a fast paced book that holds a young readers' attention.  I love the short chapters for children starting to read independently (not too overwhelming!)  I also love that it still embeds some good vocabulary.  Highly recommend!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just purchased this book for my grandchildren and they loved it so much that they wouldn't put it down ! It was a fun read and a laugh-outloud book.  I would highly recommend it to other young readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Smiles "I'm a little nervous" ((gtg))