Reviews for Fake Cape Caper


Horn Book Guide Reviews 2008 Spring
The adventures continue for Melvin and sidekick Candace as they fight the evildoers of LA. Melvin is off to Vegas for a convention and leaves Candace in charge, while a new batch of bad guys plot to steal her super powers. With repetition in language and plot, the series is formulaic but entertaining. Creative cartoon pencil-sketched illustrations add verve. Copyright 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

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School Library Journal Reviews 2007 November

Gr 2-5 --In his fifth adventure, Melvin decides to go to Las Vegas for a superhero convention, hoping to see his old friends from the Superhero Academy. He leaves his assistant, Candace, in charge of Los Angles. Humor abounds in scenes such as the one in which Melvin visits the library, with funny illustrations showing readers how he sees everyone's underwear with his X-ray vision that he can't turn off. It continues as adversaries at the Bad Guys Convention work hard on perfecting their evil laughs. Meanwhile, Johnny Fink and Knucklehead plot to switch magic capes with Candace so they can rob her of her magic powers. And Hugo, Melvin's pet rat, mistakenly eats a pretzel-shaped telephone, resulting in operator messages coming from his stomach. Bizarre, outrageous, and totally kid-friendly, this easy chapter book is sure to appeal to the "Captain Underpants" fans of the world. Zany black-and-white drawings of the incredible events appear throughout the chapters.--Debbie Whitbeck, West Ottawa Public Schools, Holland, MI

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