Captain Awesome vs. Nacho Cheese Man

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Captain Awesome vs. Nacho Cheese Man

by Stan Kirby
Illustrator George O'Connor

Little Simon | April 3, 2012 | Trade Paperback

Captain Awesome vs. Nacho Cheese Man is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
Captain Awesome wonders what to do when he suspects that his superhero best friend has become…a bad guy?

Now readers between the ages of five and seven can read chapter books tailor-made for a younger level of reading comprehension. Heavily illustrated with large type, Little Simon''s young chapter books let young readers feel like they are reading a “grown-up” format with subject, text, and illustrations geared specifically for their own age groups!

 Eugene McGillicudy and Charlie Thomas Jones are best friends. They are also supersecret superheroes and members of the Sunnyview Superhero Squad. It’s Captain Awesome and Nacho Cheese Man to the rescue! MI-TEE!

But when Eugene and Charlie get into a fight, Captain Awesome is forced to wonder if Nacho Cheese Man might actually be…bad? In the process of sorting out good guys and bad guys, Eugene learns an important lesson about friendship—and what it really means to be a superhero.

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Captain Awesome chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 pages, 7.31 × 5.5 × 0.4 in

Published: April 3, 2012

Publisher: Little Simon

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1442435631

ISBN - 13: 9781442435636

Appropriate for ages: 5

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really pleased with this chapter book series Reason for Reading: Ds read aloud as his reader. Next in the series. Really pleased with this chapter book series for beginning readers. Nice big words, double spaced, pictures on every two-page spread all to make the book visually appealing to the young/reluctant reader. These are all important aspects but of course there must be a good story as well and Captain Awesome passes the test second time around bringing a good, clean fun book that will appeal mostly to boys. There is excitement and silliness and the chapters are just the right length with some variation. Of course George O'Connor's artwork is wonderfully pleasing and adds to the sense of fun these two boys are having. What I especially like is that even though this book is particularly aimed at 5-7 year olds, the book only mentions the children are in Grade Two once. Otherwise, there is no age set upon these characters except that they are kids and my struggling 12yo reader felt the book was appropriate at all times. The story dealt with being annoyed with younger siblings and being quick to blame a friend without any proof. Plus dealing with a neighbour's dog. He enjoys this series and though it is just a tad hard for him, he is doing well with it and we will continue to look forward to Captain Awesome's further adventures.
Date published: 2012-11-06

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Captain Awesome vs. Nacho Cheese Man

by Stan Kirby
Illustrator George O'Connor

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 pages, 7.31 × 5.5 × 0.4 in

Published: April 3, 2012

Publisher: Little Simon

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1442435631

ISBN - 13: 9781442435636

About the Book

When second-grader Eugene's favorite comic book goes missing, he blames his best friend Charlie even though he has no evidence. Illustrations.

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Captain Awesome wonders what to do when he suspects that his superhero best friend has become…a bad guy?

Now readers between the ages of five and seven can read chapter books tailor-made for a younger level of reading comprehension. Heavily illustrated with large type, Little Simon''s young chapter books let young readers feel like they are reading a “grown-up” format with subject, text, and illustrations geared specifically for their own age groups!

 Eugene McGillicudy and Charlie Thomas Jones are best friends. They are also supersecret superheroes and members of the Sunnyview Superhero Squad. It’s Captain Awesome and Nacho Cheese Man to the rescue! MI-TEE!

But when Eugene and Charlie get into a fight, Captain Awesome is forced to wonder if Nacho Cheese Man might actually be…bad? In the process of sorting out good guys and bad guys, Eugene learns an important lesson about friendship—and what it really means to be a superhero.

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Captain Awesome chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

About the Author

Stan Kirby tied a beach towel around his neck when he was six years old and became Super Commander Beach Boy. When Stan’s not creating the awesome adventures of Captain Awesome, he loves reading comic books, eating okra, and hang-gliding (but not at the same time).

George O’Connor is the author and illustrator of the picture books Kapow! and Ker-splash! He spends time in his secret Brooklyn, New York, hideout— where he uses his amazing artistic powers to strike fear in the hearts of bad guys everywhere!

Appropriate for ages: 5

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