Super Turbo saves the day

Lee Kirby

Book - 2016

After the last bell, classroom pet hamster Turbo becomes Super Turbo to fight evil, but he soon finds that he isn't the only super pet in town when he is forced to face an evil rat named Whiskerface.

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Kirby, Lee. Super Turbo ; 1.
New York : Little Simon 2016.
First Little Simon hardcover edition
Physical Description
118 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Main Author
Lee Kirby (author)
Other Authors
George O'Connor (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Review

Slipping out of his cage and into a spinoff series is Turbo, Captain Awesome's hamster sidekick, who quickly discovers that he's not Sunnyview Elementary's only class pet with superpowers. When the school is closed by snow, Turbo investigates a noise and meets, in succession, the Great Gecko, guinea pig Angelina the Wonder Pig, Professor Turtle, Boss Bunny, parakeet Green Winger, and Fantastic Fish. Off to the lunchroom the costumed superpals go (Fantastic Fish rolling along in Super Turbo's hamster ball), kicking off their crime-fighting careers with a vigorous, if inconclusive, dustup with the minions of Whiskerface, a megalomaniac rat with dreams of world dominion. Presented as a roughly equal mix of narrative in large, well-leaded type and cartoon panels with added punchlines and dialogue (finished art not seen), the escapade will give fans of Todd H. Doodler's Super Fly (2015) and Dan Yaccarino's Class Pet Squad (2016) another set of small heroes to cheer, plus food for thought about what class pets do when school's out.--Peters, John Copyright 2016 Booklist

From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission. Review by School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-Rubo is a crime-fighting hamster from the "Captain Awesome" series who takes his job as class pet very seriously. When the kids leave, he turns into Super Turbo, defender of the classroom, fighter of evil, and super pet extraordinaire. When Super Turbo ventures out of the classroom, he meets the other classroom's super pets, Boss Bunny, Green Winger, Professor Turtle, Great Gecko, and Wonder Pig, but their fun is short-lived. An evil rat named Whiskerface and his band of evil rats are trying to take over the school. Can the super pets save the day? The illustrations are detailed and engaging and complement the text well. The story is fun and simple and brings to life Turbo's world. The plot is well-developed, and the adventure aspect will keep pages turning. VERDICT Fans of Kirby's "Captain Awesome" series, superheroes, and action will enjoy this offering immensely; a fine addition for chapter book collections.-Kira Moody, Whitmore Public Library, Salt Lake City © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

(c) Copyright Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. Review by Horn Book Review

Classroom C's hamster, Turbo, discovers he's not the only class pet who's also a superhero--Sunnyview Elementary is full of them! The Super Pet Superhero League defends Sunnyview from villains, including scheming rat Whiskerface and evil (or are they?) Flying Ninja Squirrels. Told in both prose and comic panels, these first installments in the Captain Awesome spinoff series are frenetic but appealing superhero adventures. [Review covers these titles: Super Turbo Saves the Day and Super Turbo vs. the Flying Ninja Squirrels.] (c) Copyright 2017. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

(c) Copyright The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. Review by Kirkus Book Review

On an otherwise quiet snow day, a group of classroom pets discovers that there is evil afootor rather a-paw. Residing in Classroom C, Super Turbosecond-grade pet by day, superhero hamster by nightkeeps watch during a snow day. Feeling brave, he ventures out and quickly discovers that each classroom has its own pet and that each pet is a superhero just like him. The petsincluding Boss Bunny, Wonder Pig (a guinea pig), and the Great Geckoform the Super Pet Superhero League just in time to face off against the nefarious (although very small) Whiskerface, a rat with delusions of grandeur and aspirations to world domination. Will the superpets be able to fend off the diabolical Whiskerface and his rat pack? A spinoff series set in the same locale as the Captain Awesome books, this peppily paced romp mixes prose and graphic-novelstyled panels for a highly visual look that should attract a wide audience of young readers. Kirby's tale is a bit formulaic, but it's a tried-and-true formula that should keep pages flying. Expect fans of the popular Geronimo Stilton or Babymouse series to gravitate to this with its similar stylization, breezy plotlines, and accessibly adorable animal cast. An episodic eyeful thats abundantly cute and silly. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 5-8) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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