Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Spy Guy: The Not-so-Secret Agent

Spy Guy: The Not So Secret Agent. Jessica Young. Illustrated by Charles Santoso. 2015. HMH. 40 pages. [Source: Review copy]

First sentence: Spy Guy was a spy. But not a very good one. Spies are sneaky. Not Spy Guy.

Premise/plot: Spy Guy wants to be a spy--a GOOD spy. So since he's having trouble being really sneaky, he seeks advice from the Chief (his father). His father is full of advice, which he gives out a little at a time. Will Spy Guy ever get it right? Will he be able to sneak up on the Chief?

My thoughts: It was cute. I liked it. It's sweet to see a picture book focusing on fathers and sons. But the text itself is not overly sweet or precious. It is action packed. It even has a BURP. I really liked the illustrations too.

Text: 3 out of 5
Illustrations: 4 out of 5
Total: 7 out of 10

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