If you like the Avengers, Justice League, or The Incredibles, then you'll love this family of superheroes! This new chapter book series is perfect for reluctant readers.
Everyone in Peter Powers' family has super awesome superpowers. His dad controls fire with his mind, and his mom can fly. His big brother makes copies of himself, and his little sister is super-strong. And his baby brother even turns invisible! But all Peter can do isthis is really embarrassingmake ice cubes with his fingertips.
When Captain Tornado comes to town and begins robbing banks, will Peter Powers and his totally lame abilities step up to save the dayor will he get cold feet? Join Peter Powers and his fantastic family for their first action-packed and fun-filled adventure to find out!
Peter Powers and His Not-So-Super Powers is the first in a new chapter book series of exciting stories about a young boy who has the worst superpower ever. Each story is full of humor, action, and fun, but the charm can be found in the heartfelt message about the power of family, friends, and having confidence.
© 2017 by Hachette Book Group, Inc.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
|Series:||Peter Powers Series , #1|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Lexile:||510L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||6 - 10 Years|
About the Author
KENT CLARK is a superhero by day, and a writer by night. When he's not getting cats out of trees or saving the world from monstrous alien supervillains, he's reading a book. He also has a terrible weakness-he can't say no to tacos, comic books, or video games.
BRANDON T. SNIDER writes books about Transformers, Minions and even Batman! When he's not writing superhero stories, he's either on TV or eating as much cheese as possible in order to unlock cheese-related superpowers-which is not working.
DAVE BARDIN is an illustrator by day and, well, night too. When he's not drawing in his Stronghold of Seclusion he patrols the streets, protecting the innocent and vanquishing evil. Strangely, the source of his powers is also his one weaknessMASHED POTATOES!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Poor Peter Powers. In a family blessed with super powers, his seems the weakest of all. Even his baby brother has a better super power than he does. What’s a guy got to do to earn a little respect? Take on a super villain, of course! This is an entertaining chapter book for young readers. The authors, Kent Clark and Brandon T. Snider, did a good job with the plot, and the illustrations by Dave Bardin are a delight. It’s a cute tale about friendship, sibling rivalry, and making the most of what you’re given. Any kid who has ever been picked on by their older brother or sister will empathize with Peter. It’s sure to appeal to those who dream of being super heroes and like their stories with plenty of action in them.
This book is really fun. Peter Powers is part of a family of super heroes. His mother can fly, his brother can multiply, his father can control fire, etc. But Peter has a seriously lame power; he can produce ice cubes from his hands. He wants desperately to be a super hero, to earn the respect of his siblings, and to catch a bad guy. At the advice of his grandfather, Peter tracks down Captain Tornado and tries to take him down single handedly. Written in 1st person in Peter's voice, this story is funny. I loved Peter's tone. And kids will love the potty humor. The commentary on the mother was really amusing to me as well. The adults in this story were great. As were Peter's two best friend. I read this book aloud to my 6 year old, and we both enjoyed it. Children ages 8-10 would have no problem reading this book on their own. Each chapter ends on a mini-cliff hanger, so it's super compelling. My son kept asking for one more chapter, and we finished the book in 4 nights. I can't wait for the next book in the series. http://www.momsradius.com/2016/10/book-review-peter-powers-mg.html
Peter Powers is the first book in a series of a family of superhero's! Peter was born into a family of amazing powers but only to have the power of shooting ice out of his hands which leads to his older brother and sister making fun of him all the time. When the evil Captain Tornado comes into town, Peter takes it upon himself to defeat the villain with some surprising end results that will leave him a hero in his own way! I really enjoyed reading this book and what looks to be a fantastic series. I do think that kids will be able to relate to Peter for what his older siblings put him through daily bases and how he was able to overcome a handicap in his own way! It will be interesting to see what adventures Peter goes on next in this series and hopefully have him come more into his own as the series progresses! Thank You to Kent Clark for thinking up a series that will have both kids and adults scrambling to get their hands on! I received this book from the Publisher in exchange for a honest review.