Reviews for Power Potion


Booklist Reviews 2010 May #2
When 13-year-old secret superhero Dave (aka the Gecko) and his sidekick Sticky (an actual gecko) swipe a mysterious potion and replace it with a relatively harmless substitute, it means trouble for dastardly Damien Black, who is incapacitated with diarrhea after drinking the substitute concoction. Many readers will enjoy the bathroom humor as well as the antics of animals that swallow the power-boosting potion. Best of all is the scene when Dave finally gains the ability to fly… sort of. Black-and-white, cartoonlike illustrations add to the fun of book four in The Gecko & Sticky series. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.

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Horn Book Guide Reviews 2010 Fall
In Substitute, Dave's least-favorite teacher disappears mysteriously--only to be replaced by the ominously familiar Dr. Schwarz. Potion finds Dave and pet gecko Sticky tasked with delivering a package to dangerous Damien Black. The series continues to blend broad school-based humor with outlandish fantasy plots in winning, if a bit frantic, adventures. [Review covers these Gecko & Sticky titles: The Power Potion and Sinister Substitute.] Copyright 2010 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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