The first in a new series of books by the brilliant Steve Cole, author of the Astrosaurs series. This time, Cole is venturing into the world of animal superheroes and his first read packs plenty of fun and silliness.
Duck was not looking for adventure. He was quite content lazing around, raiding bins for leftovers and eating soggy bread. But then a meteorite crashed into his pond and he gained some extraordinary superpowers. And he’s not the only one to gain new powers. A canine with evil plans has been affected too. Guided by a rather dapper looking moustached egg, Adventure Duck, with the help of a neon-glowing zebra, must save the world form a super-sized mind controlled cow and a pug on a power trip…
Loveable Adventure Duck and his nemesis Power Pug deliver an action packed adventure story with the traditional good vs evil storyline. Plenty of wise-cracks, some egg-ceedingly bad jokes and some quacking puns will keep both children and adults entertained. Adventure Duck does get the better of his nemesis this time and the ending of the story sets up more adventures and battles for future books. In the second book in the series, Adventure Duck will do battle with the Armadillo Army. The story is complemented by plenty of black and white cartoon style illustrations.
The publisher recommends this book for readers of 6+ but readers of this age will benefit from having the book read to them or reading with the support of an adult. Slightly older children will enjoy reading independently.
Recommended for 6+.