Last week, at the library, our spider-sense was tingling. And when we made it over to the “New Release” wall, we found the Amazing Spider-Man Storybook Collection. We consider ourselves extremely lucky here because this book is brand new! And I can honestly say that after spending a week with the book, I think this is one we’re going to have to buy. (Dawson was quick to put this one on his Christmas list.)
For a kid that is just learning to really read, we still prefer the Level 2 Reader books because they’re a lot more simple for a 5 year old who is just starting out. This book is more of a tag-team effort…. Dad reads most words, while Dawson reads a sentence or a few key words here-and-there.
All of the pages have great colorful action-packed illustrations. In total the book has 20 stories, covering a wide variety of villains (Doc Ock, Rhino, Lizard, Sandman, Green Goblin, etc.). The stories all go in order as well, with the first being about Peter Parker gaining his abilities; the second story is about the responsibilities that come with super-powers…. then it’s 18 stories about spider-man facing off against the evil villains. We have to admit… we were a bit disappointed that they opted not to include Venom, but instead have stories with Black Cat and The Spot. Venom is Dawson’s favorite, but I guess I understand why they left him out, since he can be a little extra scary for the youngsters.
The cover price on this book is $15.99 (US), but Amazon has it right now for only $10.87. Of course, you could always try checking our your local library to see if you’re lucky enough to find it there… but trust us… after a couple stories in, your little one will be hooked, and you’ll need to end up buying it anyway.
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