"Introducing Super Sporty" contains their first two adventures in one book.
In "Super Sporty: Horses Might Fly," two new horses join the team, but Sporty is suspicious when they can't throw or catch. Sporty's superhero instincts prove correct when the new players kidnap the team's captain.
Also included in this volume is "Super Sporty 2: Two Horses, One Mission." Sporty and Harley are on the lookout for an alien who has escaped from prison, but then the news bulletins report that people are seeing him all over the country. To top it off, one of their own teammates joins his evil plan and kidnaps Harley. Can Sporty stop him, or will he succeed in destroying the superheroes so that he can rule the world?
If you like horses, if you like superheroes, if you like adventure and aliens, then you'll love Super Sporty and the rest of the Horsecitty gang.
Keep an eye out for future adventures of Super Sporty, written and illustrated by Ellie Firestone. Check out her website at www.elliefirestone.com for more information.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The premise of Introducing Super Sporty is fun and cute! Sporty and Harley are two superhero horses who play basketball, live in apartments, eat waffles for breakfast, and change into their superhero outfits before flying off to fight evil. I enjoyed how the superheroes' lifestyles were described in detail, and thought that the characters that Sporty and Harley interacted with were colorful and fun. I also liked that both books contained morals about teamwork and the price for betraying a teammate; there was an emphasis on this trait, but it was not preachy. The book is illustrated by the author herself and they are as colorful and bright as the characters they portray. It is not a picture book, but the illustrations certainly add enough interest to keep children engaged. Introducing Super Sporty by Ellie Firestone is a great beginning to a wonderful series that children are sure to enjoy! These are books that I would read to children as young as 4 and as old as 6; they are short enough for small attention spans and fast-paced, but complex enough that a 7- or 8-year-old could read them independently and not be bored.
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Introducing Super Sporty by Ellie Firestone revolves around Sporty and her best friend Harley who play basketball for Shorthorns. The team has two new members, Tennessee and Carlo. Tennessee has been chosen as the new captain of the team instead of the experienced Trinity. Sporty understands that they are not originally Tennessee or Carlo, but the notorious Blarg and Splatt. Their intention is to hypnotize and take Trinity to planet Zzangoing where, once she puts the ball through the net, the key to the Universe will float out. They will take it and control the Universe using that key. The second volume in the book shows Sporty and Harley going in search of Drakk who has escaped from the space prison. This part also has Harley being kidnapped. Will Sporty be able to save her friend? It's definitely a story that children will enjoy reading, especially if they like adventure, action and superheroes. The illustrations are colorful and they complement the plot and characters very well. The book is good for bedtime story telling and read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries. The Horsecitty gang is adorable and will enthrall children with their adventures. The underlying message of teamwork is excellent for readers and they can apply it in their lives too. Books with a moral and message are good for children to read as it helps them understand the concept in a better way.