Tuesday, June 5, 2018

[ARC REVIEW] Toni the Superhero by R.D. Base (@RD_Base)

Title:  Toni the Superhero

Author:  R.D. Base

Artist:  Debbie Hefke  

Genre:  Superheroes / Children's 

Year Published: 2018

Year Read:  2018

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform   

Source:  eARC (OnlineBookClub.org)

Content Rating:  Ages 3+ (Nothing Objectionable)

Buy on:  Amazon  //  Book Depository 

I received this book through OnlineBookClub.org in exchange for an honest review.

Since superhero movies are becoming the norm nowadays, of course there has got to be a children’s book that deals with superheroes (or in this case, a child who becomes a superhero).  I just recently picked up this children’s book called “Toni the Superhero” by R.D. Base along with artwork by Debbie Hefke and it was quite a cute read!

Meet Toni! He is a superhero and even though he occasionally saves the world, he enjoys doing normal activities such as reading, drawing, playing with his friends and cleaning house.  Join Toni as you get to see what other activities he does besides saving the world!

R.D. Base’s writing is adorable to read through as we get to see Toni do many activities, whether it is reading books, playing with his friends or helping his mother clean around the house.  I like the fact that this book focused on Toni’s more normal activities rather than any kind of super heroics because it makes the book relatable to children who also enjoy doing many activities like playing with their friends or cleaning around the house.  Debbie Hefke’s artwork is also adorable to look at as all the characters have large and colorful eyes and are always looking so happy in each scene.  I also loved the look of Toni’s superhero suit as it is modeled after Superman’s iconic suit and it is shown as being in a light green color with a blue and yellow “T” stigma on his chest.

The reason why I gave this book a four-star rating was because I felt that the book was a bit too short.  Now, I know that this book is geared towards small children, but I would have liked to see Toni do more activities in this book to stretch out the story a bit more.

Overall, “Toni the Superhero” is a truly adorable children’s book about being a superhero in a unique way and this book would definitely be a great read for children who want to be a superhero by helping out their friends and family!  I would recommend this book to children ages 3 and up since there is nothing inappropriate in this book.

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