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Kid Amazing vs. the Blob

by Schneider, Josh, 1980-

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 13 Libraries 14 of 14 copies
Available (14)
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Picture Books E Sch
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CLP - Brookline Children's Picture Books qj FICTION Schneider
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Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Picture Books qj FICTION Schneider
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Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books qj FICTION Schneider
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CLP - South Side Children's Picture Books qj FICTION Schneider
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Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books qj FICTION Schneider
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Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Juvenile Picture Book J PIC Schn
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
 
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Picture Book PICTURE BOOK Schneide
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
 
Collection  Picture Book
 
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Crafton Public Library Juvenile - Picture Books PICT F SCHNEIDE 2017 CAFTON 7/17
Location  Crafton Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile - Picture Books
 
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea SCHNEIDER Josh
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Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC SCHNEIDER
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC SCHNEIDER
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Picture Book Juv Pict Sch
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Western Allegheny Community Library Picture Book JP PIC SCHNEIDER
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Collection  Picture Book
 
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Summary
Kid Amazing's secret base is equipped with every gadget a superhero needs to defeat evil, but there is one villain who remains elusive--the Blob (a.k.a. his baby sister). Will Kid discover the superpower needed to defeat her before the entire city succumbs to her stink and slime? From Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner Josh Schneider, this reassuring take on a common childhood issue proves that laughter can defuse even the most epic sibling rivalries.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* In this sprightly sibling story, Jimmy, a somewhat old-fashioned-looking boy with slicked down hair and a bright bow tie, is quietly practicing his handwriting when a loud alarm goes off. His own version of the bat signal sends him rushing to a secret underground workshop. Add some footie pajamas, a mystery cloth mask, dishwashing gloves, and a baseball cap, and Jimmy becomes Kid Amazing! The commissioner (Jimmy's mom) calls for his help in dealing with a loud howling sound. While the text consistently maintains the superhero concept, the pictures let readers in on the joke. Sounds and smells lead Kid Amazing to a confrontation with the terrible Blob, eventually revealed to be a crying baby in a high chair. The Blob's stink cloud is so strong, even a woman in a painting on the wall dons a gas mask. Kid Amazing thinks he's saved the day by finding the Blob's pacifier, but the last illustration shows his sister running diaperless down a hallway. Schneider's intricate, cleverly designed watercolor, pen, and ink illustrations depict both a vivid fantasy world and Jimmy's real home and family, which only adds more humor to the proceedings. Full of comedy ideal for the target audience and dynamic, tongue-in-cheek artwork packed with detail, this is destined to get kids rolling in the aisles.--Whitehurst, Lucinda Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "When an "extremely annoying howl" wafts through Jimmy's house, he springs into action: this is a job for his superhero alter ego, Kid Amazing. After taking a secret elevator to his high-tech underground lair-depicted in an elaborate cutaway illustration-and suiting up in his superhero attire, Kid Amazing gets his assignment from the Commissioner (Mom) and tracks the howl (and an accompanying stench) to a high chair containing the Blob (his baby sister). Her calamity is twofold: she has dropped her pacifier ("the howl neutralizer"), a situation that Kid Amazing expertly remedies, and she has a wet diaper, which he sagely leaves for the Commissioner to deal with ("the Blob needs a new stink-containment unit" he informs her). Schneider's (Everybody Sleeps [But Not Fred]) jaunty illustrations give this sly superhero story an extra goose of irreverence and theatricality. Extra kudos to the author for refraining from a reconciliation between Kid Amazing and his nemesis, although the Commissioner does admonish him to "please stop calling your sister the Blob" in a nice throwaway line. Ages 4-7. Agent: Paul Rodeen, Rodeen Literary Management. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction.
Superheroes -- Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Superheroes -- Fiction.
Publisher Boston :2017
Other Titles Kid Amazing versus the Blob
Audience Preschool
Language English
Description 31 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780544801257
0544801253
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