Sidekicks by Dan Santat

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Look up in the sky! It's a BOLD new graphic novel about SUPERHERO PETS!

Captain Amazing, superhero and savior of Metro City, is getting old. He's out all hours battling arch-villains, catching thieves, and helping little old ladies cross the street. He doesn't even have time for his house full of pets. He needs - a SIDEKICK!

Captain Amazing's four pets agree. But each one of them thinks HE should get the sidekick spot - and a chance for one-on-one time with the Captain. Get ready for sibling rivalry royale as pets with superpowers duke it out for the one thing they all want - a super family.

A BOLD and BRILLIANT graphic novel romp by whiz kid Dan Santat.

About Dan Santat

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DAN SANTAT is the illustrator of the acclaimed OH NO! (OR HOW MY SCIENCE PROJECT DESTROYED THE WORLD) by Mac Barnett and CHICKEN DANCE by Tammi Sauer, as well as the creator of Disney's THE REPLACEMENTS. Dan is well-known as an artist extraordinaire, but his superhero career has not gone as well. Dan and his bruised ego live in Alhambra, California.
Published July 1, 2011 by Arthur A. Levine Books. 224 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Comics & Graphic Novels. Fiction

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Manny the cat (who has the ability to electrocute bad guys) had run away after his beloved toy Nummers went missing, but the prodigal cat returns just in time to help the Captain.

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This greatly disappoints his current pets, a dog who can change into a steel form, self-named Metal Mutt, Fluffy the unempowered but motivated hamster, and a late arrival pet chameleon who want’s the non-de-plume The Chamleon.

Oct 21 2011 | Read Full Review of Sidekicks

City Book Review

Even Shifty the chameleon gets tangled in the web of mystery and intrigue.||When an old nemesis returns to Metro City, it takes all of Captain Amazing’s strength to battle the bad guy.

Oct 19 2011 | Read Full Review of Sidekicks

Portland Book Review

Reluctant readers will find it fun to read this comic book style book that mixes pictures and words.

Sep 20 2011 | Read Full Review of Sidekicks

The Trades

While Captain Amazing takes some much-needed time off to recover from his latest battle, and to audition sidekicks, a new superhero moves into town -- Wonder Man -- causing many to ask if Captain Amazing might not want to consider a more permanent retirement.

May 09 2011 | Read Full Review of Sidekicks

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