The Adventures of Beanboy

The Adventures of Beanboy

Graphic Novel - 2012
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Never underestimate the power of the bean. Tucker MacBean has been drawing comic books almost as long as he's been reading them. When his favorite comic has a contest for kids, he hopes he has finally found a way to fix his family--all he has to do is create the winning superhero sidekick . . . Introducing "Beanboy"--the first comic book character to truly harness the power of the bean for good. He is strong, he is relentless, he can double in size
overnight (if given enough water).
With thoughtful characterizations and copious comic book illustrations, this laughout-loud novel will have readers rooting for a superhero with true heart.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2012.
ISBN: 9780547550787
Branch Call Number: J GRAPHIX HAR
Characteristics: 234 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.


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Tucker McBean loves comic books, so he’s especially excited when he finds out about a contest to create a new sidekick for his favorite super hero, H2O. If he wins Tucker hopes the prize would allow his mom to spend more time with him and his special-needs brother Beecher. The school bully Sam teasingly calls Tucker “Beanboy” because of his last name. But beans can be super, right? They can grow really fast and supply important nutrients. Plus Beanboy can emit poisonous gasses and even fly, through the power of beans.

Jul 11, 2014

I didn't like the prospect of his power being surrounded by beans and having to fart to fly.

Jun 14, 2014

Excellent book about a boy who draws cartoons. He is a sidekick too, an unlikely hero who befriends a bully, takes care of his special needs brother and wins a scholarship.

ChristchurchLib Nov 27, 2013

"hen aspiring comic-book artist Tucker MacBean enters a contest to create a new sidekick for his favorite superhero - Beanboy, whose superpower is his, ahem, "gaseous tendencies" (Booklist) - he's got a lot riding on whether or not he wins. Tucker hopes that stardom might make him more popular, and he wants to give the prize, a college scholarship, to his hardworking but exhausted single mum. Like the Wimpy Kid books, this story is told partly in cartoons and partly with words, but it's less sarcastic than Greg Heffley's diary entries and has a balance of seriousness and humour that fans of realistic, somewhat emotional stories will enjoy." Kids' Books November 2013 newsletter

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Jun 04, 2014

violet_penguin_415 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 6


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