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Kids Book Review: The Flying Beaver Brothers and The Evil Penguin Plan

Written by Carrie Anne
Kids Book Review: The Flying Beaver Brothers and The Evil Penguin Plan

The Flying Beaver Brothers and The Evil Penguin Plan
Alfred A Knopf/Random House Kids
age 5-8
by Written by Maxwell Eaton III
96 pages

Synopsis from Random House:

Meet Ace and Bub, the flying beaver brothers! Ace loves extreme sports and is always looking for a new adventure. Bub loves napping and, well, napping. But when penguins threaten to freeze Beaver Island for "resort and polar-style living," the brothers put their talents to work saving their tropical island paradise. Can they save Beaver Island from environmental destruction? And can they do it in time to still win the annual Beaver Island Surfing Competition?

As soon as my 7-year old son saw the copy of The Flying Beaver Brothers and The Evil Penguin Plan sitting on the dining room table, he grabbed it and headed straight for the living room couch. Can you blame him? Flying beavers and evils penguins are bound to intrigue any 7-year old boy. And if that wasn't impressive enough, he read the whole book to himself, then to his sister, and then to me, in one sitting.

The Flying Beaver Brothers and The Evil Penguin Plan isn't a complicated read but not all books kids read have to be challenging. Even as adults we enjoy something that is just plain fun. This graphic novel is silly and full of fun humour, both visually and through the dialog, which kids will enjoy; my son loves to quote scenes from the book. The illustrations are also simple, using a blue colour palatte, and the text is larger making it an ideal book for beginner or reluctant readers. Even my 5-year old daughter has taken to reading various sections within the book.

The Flying Beaver Brothers and The Evil Penguin Plan is just the first book in what plans to be a fun series new readers will devour.

You can find a copy of The Flying Beaver Brothers and The Evil Penguin Plan by visiting your local book store or visiting Random House Books. Visit our Kid's Books section for other great book recommendations. What are you reading with your kids?

I have to thank Random House Books for my review copy.


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