In a premise similar to that of the Powerpuff Girls cartoons, 5 super-powered kids take on bad guys, especially an “international web of cranky people known as Kid-Rid,” aided by Daniel Boom’s genius scientist uncle, Stanley.
The kids are: Daniel Boom (superpower – loud voice), his sister Jeannie S. Boom (super-power – know-it-all chatterboxing), Rex Rodriguez (superpower – destructiveness and chaos), Violet Fitz (superpower – rage and tantrums), and Sid Down (superpower – fidgeting). If those awesome powers weren’t enough, they have plenty of cool gadgets, courtesy of Uncle Stanley.
The Nickelodeon-style full-color artwork is laid out in easy-to-follow rectangular panels, both vertical and horizontal. The illustrations are action-packed and zany, and the text is minimal but funny and effective.
Recommended as a breezy, fun read for grades 2 to 4.