Day 240: Review – Supertato: Veggies in The Valley of Doom

T is a big Supertato fan so when he saw a new book make an appearance there was only ever one choice tonight – Supertato: Veggies in The Valley of Doom, by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet!

In this latest outing for Supertato and his veggie friends, the veggies open the story complaining that they have nothing to do. Broccoli suggests a game of hide-and-seek and it is there that our adventure begins. Supertato is on and he quickly finds most of his friends before Carrot interrupts the game with the discovery of a treasure map! The group quickly decide to follow the map but, unbeknownst to them, the devious Evil Pea is listening in and hatching a plan of his own!

The map leads Supertato and the Veggies on a perilous journey. Fortunately, Supertato has the right mix of skills and tools to overcome objects including a wall of plants, veggie-eating plants and Cactus Canyon. Just when the treasure chest is in sight, quicksand strikes and Evil Pea rushes in to take advantage of the gang’s misfortune and claim the treasure for himself! But could it be that Evil Pea is not so evil after all? Will he ignore Supertato’s cry for help or is it his chance to be a hero? And what exactly is hiding in the treasure chest? There is only one way to find out!

The Supertato series has been a massive success and it’s easy to see why. The characters are likeable/relatable, the books are pacey and filled with equal parts adventure and humour and the illustrations are bright and a great introduction to the comic-book style. This addition to the series is just as much fun as the others and shows us a new side to some of the most well-known characters. We’ll be keeping an eye out for the next!

Perfect for reading with children 2 and up. T was really clear when I asked him what he liked most about this book, saying, “it’s really funny.” You can see how much he enjoys this book in tonight’s video…

We got our copy of tonight’s read from Asda. If you can’t find one in your local supermarket or library, you can get one here.

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