A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

141. Starro and the Space Dolphins by Art Baltazar

Starro and the Space Dolphins by Art Baltazar (US) - (Canada)
DC Super-Pets

Pages: 53
Ages: 6+
Finished: May 17, 2012
First Published: Jan. 1, 2012
Publisher: Picture Window Books
Genre: children, early chapter book, superheroes
Rating: 4/5

First sentence: "SWOOOOSH!  "Let's go, Big Ted!" shouted Hawkman as his spaceship zoomed through deep space."

Publisher's Summary: "When LOBO'S beloved SPACE DOLPHINS go missing, DAWG and BIG RED team up. These suspicious SUPER-PETS believe someone has stolen the poor porpoises on purpose! However, the heroes discover something far worse. The STARROS, a species of alien starfish, have attached themselves to the abducted dolphins and now control them with their evil powers. If DAWG and BIG RED can't help, these brainwashed bottlenoses will become a whale of a problem."

Acquired: Received a review copy from Capstone Press.

Reason for Reading:  My son read aloud to me as a reader.

This latest bunch of books in this series are harder to read than previous books.   This one is at a full reading level of 3 and my ds did have some problems reading it but he still enjoyed the story very much.  This one was just some plain silliness, with both Hawkman and Lobo being kidnapped as well to make-up Starro's mind controlled band.  The same quality of artwork (all books are illustrated by Baltazar) and same good superhero story as we've come to expect from this series.  Ds and I both prefer the more serious stories with battles of good vs evil, but for a light-hearted plot this one was especially fun.

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