We absolutely loved the debut book in the Eric Vale series by Michael Gerard Bauer - Eric Vale: Epic Fail - a kooky, beautifully-produced book that's ideal for encouraging kids to read.
We were subsequently thrilled to get our hands on the second book - Super Male - in which our hero, Eric of the woeful fortune, finally manages to shed his Epic Fail moniker. Things are looking up - but not for long.
When Mr Winter announces a study unit on superheroes and declares a superhero week, Eric knows it’s his time to shine. Superheroes are the coolest thing ever and Eric’s practically an expert on the subject.
Alas, luck is yet again far from his side, and Eric really should know that what goes up must come down.
This is another fabulously funny and thoroughly engaging schooltime romp by the talented Bauer. Coupled with truly sensational line drawings by the author's own son Joe, this is a series your boys - and girls - will devour at a supersonic rate. Also great for repeat reads.
You can see our review of Eric Vale: Epic Fail right here.
And don't worry, Eric fans, Eric Vale: Off the Rails will be out this August.