Wedgieman: A Hero Is Born

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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!--from the publisher

48 pages    978-0307930712    Ages  5-8

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Once upon a time a baby was born. His name was Veggiebaby.  He starts out life eating vegetables... all kinds of vegetables.  As he grows bigger and bigger, he turns into Veggieboy and that's when he starts practicing his superhero skills.  Even a superhero needs to practice when it comes to flying and heavy lifting and especially shapeshifting.

Veggieboy keeps eating his vegetables and practicing and pretty soon he becomes Veggieman!  Fortified by vegetables, Veggieman turns into a superhero who loves to help other people.

One part slapstick humor and two parts, carrots and peas, this is a fun adventure story about a baby who eats plenty of vegetables and grows up to be a fabulous superhero...named Veggieman...no Wedgieman...no Veggieman...no Wedgieman....

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com

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