Thursday, June 19, 2014
Supertato by Sue Hendra (Simon and Schuster Children's Books)
Look, up in the sky, is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it's actually a rather dashing lantern-jawed tuber-licious superhero name of Supertato!
Sue Hendra's latest book following on from brilliant stories like "Barry the Fish with Fingers" and "Keith, the Cat with the Magic Hat" tells a tale of tempestuous torment in the kitchen. A rogue pea has escaped and is causing abject mayhem. As any child will tell you, peas are extremely tricky customers and they are always looking for an opportunity to escape (and in our case at home, usually end up squished under your sock-clad foot when you least expect it, ew!)
There's only one fella in the veg rack capable of dealing with dastardly peas. Send for Supertato!
This is a truly fabulous superhero romp from Sue, who always injects a bucketful of humour into her books, and a heck of a pace too. One thing that stands out is just how absolutely HORRIBLE the antagonist in this story is. That is one evil pea, and if your child really doesn't like peas, they'll be on the edge of their seats waiting to see if Supertato can triumph against such an unspeakable rotter!
Supertato, from Sue Hendra, coming to a vegetable rack near you today, 19th June 2014 from Simon and Schuster Children's Books
Charlotte's best bit: That one point in the story where it truly looks like Supertato is going to be baked in his jacket! Eek!
Daddy's Favourite bit: Funny, fast paced, glorious to look at. All the things we have come to expect from a rollicking Sue Hendra story. It's supertatotastic!
(Kindly sent to us for review by Simon and Schuster Children's Books)