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Wedgieman: A Hero Is Born

by Charise Mericle Harper

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A humorous early reader, that's actually slightly funny in places, and so are the illustrations. Note that I may be rating it higher because I can't help but compare with [b:Tales for Very Picky Eaters|10301573|Tales for Very Picky Eaters|Josh Schneider|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1388369993s/10301573.jpg|15203552], which we found somewhat lame ... ( )
  Fjola | Apr 23, 2015 |
Funny and bright way that encourages kids to eat their veggies!
  jessgonzz | Apr 30, 2013 |
You have to wonder why no one ever though of putting these two wacky authors together and having them make an easy reader before. It's genius!

Veggiebaby is a superhero. He's hungry and looooves vegetables! Despite the warning sign, he plays with his food, but that doesn't seem to bother him because he soon grows up to be Veggieboy! Veggieboy practices his superhero skills; flying, superstrength, x-ray vision, and shapechanging. Oops, maybe not that last one...Soon, Veggieboy becomes Veggieman! He gets a cool new costume and sets out to do brave deeds. Unfortunately a little wardrobe malfunction happens and he has a new name: Wedgieman!

This is a really fun - and funny - easy reader. It's subtle, but not so much that kids won't get the humor. The illustrations and text complement each other perfectly, and as I said these two authors are a great fit. I thought the final story, where Wedgieman gets his new name, wasn't really necessary. It didn't really fit with the vegetable theme and the story was already funny enough without it. However, kids will no doubt find it hilarious and ask for more Wedgieman adventures.

Verdict: Step into Reading is doing some really good things with their new easy readers and this one will be a great hit! Recommended.

ISBN: 9780307930712; Published 2012 by Random House; Review copy provided by publisher (added to summer reading prize books); Purchased for the library.
  JeanLittleLibrary | Nov 24, 2012 |
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In The Adventures of Wedgieman: A Hero Is Born, young readers will follow Veggiebaby from his humble beginnings on his journey to becoming Veggieman. Um, make that Wedgieman, since that's what the kids in the neighborhood all call him. Let's face it—children aren't the best spellers and, well, wedgies are a lot cooler than veggies!

But it's not all cauliflower and carrot sticks—Wedgieman has to fight some pretty bad dudes in his work as a superhero, yet the one battle he can't seem to win is the one over his superhero name. 

Brought vividly to life by Bob Shea's graphic and stylish illustrations, The Adventures of Wedgieman blends Charise Mericle Harper's outlandish humor with tongue-in-cheek action that will delight young readers.The Adventures of Wedgieman: A Hero Is Born is the first book in the series, and two more are on the way!  

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Veggieboy practices flying, lifting, and helping people to hone his superhero skills, and finally Veggieman's training as a superhero is complete, but he is surprised when children want to change his name.

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