What’s it about?
The second book in the Kung Pow Chicken series, Bok Bok Boom follows Kung Pow and Egg Drop in an adventure to rescue a chicknapped singer from world-famous sound scientist Dr. Screech.
My Review of Bok! Bok! Boom!
With funny illustrations, a simple story line, and superhero chickens, Bok! Bok! Boom is perfect for 1st-3rd graders that enjoy graphic novels or that you want to introduce to graphic novels.
The superheroes are 2nd grade chickens with normal fears (like spiders) that just happened to have been put in a situation which gave them superpowers. They depend on others for help, they want to do the right thing, and they positively hate opera. (What 2nd grader wouldn’t?!)
Education Wise: The book included a super simple education piece in sound waves, which I thought was neat. It also had a bit about compound words after the story was finished. It also reinforces coming to adults for help when you can’t figure out how to do something.
Random bits like leotard wedgies are included to make the kids laugh, which only adds overall to this light-hearted chicken superhero story. There are definitely some Spiderman and Batman qualities to Kung Pow Chicken, so if you’re not sure if your little reader is quite ready for the ‘big time’ super heroes, this may be the perfect stepping stone.
Title: Bok! Bok! Boom! | Series: Kung Pow Chicken | Author: Cyndi Marko (site) | Publisher: Scolastic, Inc (site) | Publication Date: 2014-3-25 | Pages: 80 | ISBN13: 9780545610643 | Guided Reading Level: N | Genre: Childrens | Date Read: 2015-11-14 | Source: Library