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Sidekicks (Sidekicks #1)

3.56 of 5 stars 3.56  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  6 reviews
You think you have problems? Try being me, Guy Martin, the fastest runner in the world. I can run 92.7 miles an hour. But before I can use my super speed to become a real superhero, I have to be a sidekick. As Speedy, the certified sidekick to Pumpkin Pete, I have to help the League of Big Justice save the world during the day but still get all my homework done and make cu ...more
Paperback, 97 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Little, Brown Young Readers
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Chris’s Rating: 3 Stars
Guy Martin aims at being a real super hero. As the fastest person in the world (with a top speed at 92.7 miles per hour) he has potential; but first he must deal with having a crush on a girl who doesn’t know he exists, while being sidekick to the mighty Pumpkin Pete, the superhero with all the powers of a pumpkin! When the League of Big Justice is attacked and most of the superheroes go missing (many of the sidekicks are also taken short
Read this book when I was like, uh, 1. It's interesting if you really pay attention to the cover...xD
Kate Hastings
Dec 11, 2007 Kate Hastings rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Grades 3-5
Shelves: low-high
This spoof on all things super hero would appeal to a slightly older reader because of the satirical humor--a great choice as a high interest/low level book.

Short and sweet-- Speedy is a sidekick who hopes to earn his hero status one day, but his mentor is the un-exciting Pumpkin Pete.

When a couple of nasty villains try to destroy the world, Speedy gets his opportunity to take them down and get rewarded... or will somebody else get all the credit, as usual?
This one is packed with corny puns and I think it would make a good read-aloud option. It's short with short chapters and a few laugh out loud moments.
Jul 19, 2007 Jennifer rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: ages 9-12
Shelves: kidbooks
This book made me laugh until I cried.
Silly but lots of fun
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