These powers aren’t always used for good. They get James into lots of big trouble, although he still manages to take part in unlimited adventures that exceed all possibilities.
His parents try to have quiet time with James. But quiet and still are not words in James’ vocabulary. Especially when he plays mechanic on dad’s car, or gets hold of a hammer and nails inside the house. Whatever he does, he lives his imagination. When things get too hot to handle, there’s always mum and dad to save him.
This book has outstanding illustrations, a fantastic layout and design. It is truly visually superior. Although I frequently say that about picture books, it’s the best way to describe something that fills the eye with pleasure through colour, movement and expression.
The pictures are large on the page, just like James. With strong lines and vibrant colours, each young child enjoying the free and unrestricted adventures with James, will see something of themselves in him somewhere in this book.
Title: Action Movie Kid
Author: Daniel Hashimoto & Mandy Richardville
Illustrator: Valerio Fabbretti
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, $19.99RRP
Publication Date: May 2015
For ages: 5+
Type: Picture book