Sidekicks by Dan Santat

May 19, 2011 at 12:09 pm Leave a comment

Summary:  When Captain Amazing feels he is getting too old to be a reliable superhero, he tries to hire a new sidekick, but his pets have different ideas.




There are many things that make this book distinguished. (3… 2… 1… LISTING TIME!!) First of all, this is a superhero book put into a comic book format, only it’s told in the point of view of the hero’s(Captain Amazing) pets. The pets are Roscoe (a dog), Fluffy (a hamster), Shifty (a chameleon), and one more who you’ll meet later on. All the pets want is to spend time with their owner, but being a superhero is a FULL-TIME job. When Captain Amazing starts looking for a sidekick (hence the title), all of the pets start training so they can become the captain’s sidekick and spend time with him. I’d recommend this book to anyone who likes a book with action and sad moments or even if you’re just looking for a good laugh.-Giancarlo

The book Sidekicks by Dan Santat, is a very good graphic novel (although it’s a very quick read). The main superhero of Metro City, Captain Amazing, is getting a bit old, and is looking for a new sideckick. Some of his pets want to audition. Although this is a very good book, I don’t think I’d vote for it as #1. Maybe next year, Mr. Santat!-Lucas

“Swoosh! Pow! Thud!” If you like books with onomatopoeia this would probably be your favorite. Sidekicks by Dan Santat is a comic style book about a superhero named Captain Amazing and his pets. In the beginning of the book Captain Amazing is getting to old for his job according to the news reporters. The Society of Superheroes tries to help him find a sidekick. His pets wear superhero outfits so they can be Captain Amazing’s sidekicks. – Elliot

I did not like the book Sidekicks because it was a little violent and it seemed like it was more of a boy book.-Colleen

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