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The Adventures of Daniel Boom aka Loud Boy: Grow Up! by D.J. Steinberg and Illustrated by Brian Smith

Published by Grosset & Dunlap (An imprint of Penguin Group USA)

Ages: 7-10

Pages: 96

Summary from the Back of the Book: What in the world has happened to our young heroes?! Suddenly they are all acting like old people! Why is Loud Boy walking with a cane? Is that Chatterbox with the granny bag and beehive hairdo? Wait a minute, when did Destructo Kid go crazy for bingo? Is Fidget the new shuffleboard king of the senior center? And hold the phone—is that Tantrum Girl over there sitting in a big rocking chair and knitting?

There’s only one way to find out. Pick up a copy of Loud Boy #4. Too scared? Oh . . . GROW UP!

“First of all, I just have to say, I’m not a comic book reader. I’m not too sure many of the other girls I grew up with were either, but my husband and his brothers definitely were. Is it a gender thing? I don’t think so, at least not so much any more, because of a number of reasons. One reason being they are just plain fun now, maybe this is because I wasn’t exposed to them earlier, but if they were like this when I was young I would have read them just as much as the other books I picked up. The only exception to this would have to be the Calvin in Hobbes books I used to pick up, but even those don’t compare to these.

The Adventures of Daniel Boom aka Loud Boy: Grow Up! is an action packed, thrill-a-minute ride that will have kids begging to read the others in the series. When I first picked up Grow Up! I was a little concerned that it was the forth book in the series, but in a matter of a couple of pages I was right there with each of the characters like I had been reading the books from the beginning. In this book the 5 heroes of the story are fighting crime and running late to school as usual when they are asked to go on a trip to the local K.R. Industries plant. Everything starts to go poorly when Tantrum Girl returns after disappearing suddenly but is now acting years older than her current age.

“The story is a fast paced and quite hilarious at times. While the illustrations by Brian Smith literally jump from the page and into your imagination with every turn of the page. I was fortunate enough to be given the following images for use in my review:

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“This is exactly the type of art work that would jump out at a young reader just begging to be read. And for parents this is just the type of book you’d want to hand to any reluctant reader in need of a little nudge into a whole new world of reading opportunities.

“Without a doubt, this is a series to be picked up and enjoyed by all who can get their hands on it. Especially with the summer months coming and the possibility of endless hours with no homework or school in site, The Adventures of Daniel Boom books are just the ones to keep kids in a reading frame of mind. A great series with the potential to reach many emerging readers.”

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 7 and up. Fantastic, exciting reads and a perfect suggestion for the summer or a reluctant reader.

For the Comments: Have a favorite Graphic Novel? I’d love to try it out!

Other Titles in this Series:

The Adventures of Daniel Boom Loud Boy

Giveaway! Thanks to Media Masters Publicity I have two copies of The Adventures of Daniel Boom aka Loud Boy: Grow Up! to give away to two different winners (1 each)!

Details: Two winners will be chosen, each receiving one copy of the book. You MUST fill out the form below, comments will not count as entries. Only one entry per household. Must be a follower of There’s A Book. Must be a US/Canadian resident. The giveaway will run from May 24, 2010 until June 11, 2010 midnight EST.

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14 Responses to The Adventures of Daniel Boom aka Loud Boy: Grow Up! by D.J. Steinberg Review & Giveaway

  1. Bluestocking says:

    Thanks for visiting! I have so many Star Wars books it isn’t funny.
    .-= Bluestocking´s last blog ..Bellatrix Lestrange: tendre for the Dark Lord =-.

  2. Sue Jackson says:

    My 12-year old son loves graphic novels and you’re right – they’re great for reluctant readers. He’s a good reader but hates to sit still for too long! Two of his favorites are Sardine and Little Vampire. In fact, you’ve inspired me – I think I’ll post a review of the Sardine series this week on my blog.

    I hadn’t heard of this series before – thanks for the review!


    • This is so great to hear! I’m definitely going to have to check out your review on the Sardine series. I’ve been really getting into graphic novels recently, I just love how they come alive for kids.

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  4. Christie says:

    This sounds like a fun book. I think my 10 year old son would love it.
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  5. NotNessie says:

    These look funny! Thanks for the review.
    .-= NotNessie´s last blog ..Review: Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan =-.

  6. Like you, I generally don’t read comics and/or graphic novels – I wish my Not-So-Bebe girl was awake – she’s a total manga/anime freak and I’m sure she could point you in a good direction. I think this book sounds like a great “read to myself” book for my bebe boy. We already have some “read together” books lined up, but I’ve found that there are certain books (Diary of a Wimpy Kid – he’s already asked for copies of the other books in the series) that he will just pick up and read without prompting.
    .-= Julie @ Knitting and Sundries´s last blog ..The Devlin Diary by Christi Phillips (BLOG TOUR and BOOK REVIEW) =-.

  7. Your post is so timely! I have been doing a lot of reading about the use of graphic novels. I highly recommend Terry Thompson’s book Adventures in Graphica: Using Graphic Novels to Teach Comprehension Strategies in Grades 2-6. I have always had graphic novels in my classroom library because I knew I should but his work has completely transformed their use in my classroom. As for series, my fourth graders love Amelia Rules! by Jimmy Gownley and The Lunch Lady by Jarrett Krosoczka.

    • How neat! I’d absolutely love to read more, I truly think they can have a bigger impact on kids than we imagine. Thanks for the recommendations! I’ll definitely have to check them out!

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