Thursday, February 28, 2019

Review - The Bad Guys in Mission Unpluckable

The Bad Guys in Mission Unpluckable (The Bad Guys #2)
by Aaron Blabey
Date: 2015
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Reading level: C
Book type: graphic novel
Pages: 144
Format: e-book
Source: library

The Bad Guys next mission? Rescue 10,000 chickens from a high-tech cage farm. But they are up against sizzling lasers, one feisty tarantula, and their very own Mr. Snake...who's also known as "The Chicken Swallower." What could possibly go wrong?

Get ready to laugh up your lunch with the baddest bunch of do-gooders in town!

(synopsis from Goodreads)

I read the first book in this series last year, and since I enjoyed it, I thought I'd continue and try the next one. It's still pretty funny, with a good plot and entertaining characters (including a tarantula that makes Mr. Shark really nervous).

In this installment, the Bad Guys decide to give PETA a run for their money and break into a chicken farm to free the 10,000 chickens that are being held there. With the help of their new friend, Legs, they disable the security systems and break into the place... all while wearing onesies (yes, even the piranha). But, of course, things don't go quite according to plan, since Mr. Snake really loves to eat meet chickens. I wasn't sure if we were in for a sad or happy ending for a while there.

But the resolution is funny, and there's a bit of a silly (in a good way) cliffhanger ending that leads into the next book in the series. These books are a fun little diversion. They're easy, quick reads that will probably have appeal for kids who want a little more of a challenge than a 32-page picture book.

Plot: 3/5
Characters: 4/5
Pace: 4/5
Writing & Editing: 4/5
Illustration: 3/5
Originality: 4/5

Enjoyment: 3/5

Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5 ladybugs

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