Wednesday, June 5, 2013

DC Super-Pets Character Encyclopedia By Steve Korte, Donald B. Lemke (Editor), Art Baltazar (Illustrations)

My family is a family of comics junkies.  My nine year old son put on his About Me poster at school that his dream vacation is a trip to New York City Comic Con.  My daughter has a collection of Wonder Woman comics older than she is.  Our bathroom is Batman themed.  I have 9 comic boxes containing our comic collections in my bedroom.  We like our comics for sure.  Last spring at BEA I met Art Balthazar- he was SO nice!  Since then, we've read our way through his entire Tiny Titan collection and now we're working on the Super-Pets books that were recommended to us by our comic store guy.  I was so excited to see that a Super-Pets Encyclopedia was coming out this summer!  Thanks to Capstone Young Readers for providing this ARC through NetGalley.

Every super hero needs a Super-Pet! This illustrated encyclopedia features in-depth profiles, stats, and history about the DC Super-Pets and their owners. From Supermans loyal dog, Krypto, to Batmans heroic hound, Ace, this guide to the Worlds Greatest Pets has more than 200 DC characters, including many never-before-seen pets, all illustrated in Art Baltazars Eisner Award-winning style! With an introduction by legendary creator Geoff Johns, the DC Super-Pets Character Encyclopedia is sure to please comic book lovers young and old.
This book is great!  I read it together with my kids and they had a great time with it!  They loved that it included some of their favorite heroes and pets from Super-Pets, Tiny Titans and all the DC Comics.  The art is typical of Art Baltazar's work- super fun and cute!  There are all kinds of cool backstories for the pets and even a section describing the comics cannon origins of some of the characters.  I think any child or adult would love to read this fun book!

You can find this book on Goodreads by clicking here.  You can find more from Art Baltazar on his website.  He has many signed books and comics for sale.  He's also on Twitter.  You can preorder this book on Amazon.  I give this book 5 Fairies for a great book for kids and parents to explore together.

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