Sunday, May 30, 2010

Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero

Annie Cottringer
Illustrated by Alex T. Smith

By day, Eliot Jones is a quiet child. He reads his books and takes care of his goldfish. However, when midnight strikes, Eliot Jones becomes a superhero! The adventures he has after midnight call on his many skills. He hangs from a helicopter to return missing teddy bears. As an expert lion tamer, he is able to return lions that have escaped from the local zoo. His skill as a champion swimmer helps save a ship destined to crash on rocks and sailors from the sea. Eliot Jones is a great help with the Queen in returning her jewels, using his skill as an excellent sleuth. From there, his adventures become more dangerous, calling on courage and ingenuity. It is no question that when his superhero tasks are complete, Eliot Jones is tired and quiet during the day.

The typeset and colorful illustrations are creative and add to the whimsy of the story. This book is a fun read for the age group and adds a little mystery to the activities of young Eliot Jones after midnight.

BIBLIO: 2009, Tiger Tales, Ages 3 – 7, $7.95.
REVIEWER: Debby Willett
FORMAT: Picture Book
ISBN: 978-1-58925-416-9

REVIEWED FOR: Children’s Literature, Online Version, 5/24/10

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