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Thursday 5 December 2019

Review: The Invincibles: Short Circuit (Book #2)

The Invincibles are back! And in this adventure they have a teeny bit of a problem.

While flexing their new super power muscles and testing their new skills, the team trigger a super power short circuit and shrink to the size of bugs.

While trying to stay alive, they discover Tricky Ricky is up to his old villainous tricks. But how can they save the day when someone might step on them at any moment?

The Invincibles series is an awesome junior fiction adventure for kids who love football, hanging out with friends and dreaming up cool super powers they’d love to have. 

It’s fast paced, filled with action and includes a healthy dose of hilarious toilet humour that’s sure to trigger fits of giggles from the kids.

With loads of funky illustrations, it’s an easy read for junior readers, and it’s the kind of series kids fall in love with and follow from book one through to the end, choosing a favourite character and sticking by them.

I love the outrageousness of these books. They are fun, silly, hilarious and entertaining. The series is a great one for reluctant readers and a perfect pick for young boys (though I wouldn’t say it’s just for boys!).

The book will make more sense if you start at the beginning of the series, so make sure you check out The Invincibles Power Up as well.

If you’re looking for a new series for your young readers to latch onto, I highly recommend this one. Peter Millet is a brilliant voice in kid lit and Myles Lawford’s illustrations are awesome. A perfect combination.

Title: The Invincibles: Short Circuit
Author: Peter Millet
Illustrator: Myles Lawford
Publisher: Scholastic, $12.99
Publication Date: 1 September 2019
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781775436003
For ages: 7 - 10
Type: Junior Fiction