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Baron von Baddie and the ice ray incident

by George McClements

  Book : Fiction : Primary school  |  1st ed

Baron & Captain Kapow together again!   (2009-01-07)

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finds things have become routine and dull.  He realizes that maybe he needs Captain Kapow; so off to his laboratory he goes.  The Baron discovers how to free the captain and sets things right, at least for a few hours.  The mixed media collages in this cartoonish, briskly-told story add subtle humor of their own with text bubbles and subtle details.  The large and cartoon-like illustrations can draw in reluctant readers and the simple plot moves the story quickly.  The story does not go farther that the duel between von Baddie and Captain Kapow.  However, the Baron’s exploits may appeal to first and second grade readers, particularly those that need some help with their reading. 




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