By Jane B. Mason, Art Baltazar, Illustrator, Picture Window Books, $16.99, 60 pages

10Who knew that the Green Lantern had a space alien chipmunk sidekick named B’DG? Readers are introduced to the super pet in Jane Mason’s book Super Hero Splash Down. Green Lantern and B’DG must protect space and their favorite water amusement park from a pack of nasty space dogs and Dex-Starr, a competitive kitty. To top it all off, the evil Sinestro Dog Corps will battle anyone for a chance to take over Waves ‘O Fun, the water park. Who will end up with a cool shady spot by the water slides? Parents and kids will enjoy Art Baltazar’s illustrations. He captures the super qualities of each hero and villain. Don’t be surprised if your child picks up a pencil and starts to sketch super heroes on their own.

Reviewed by Kathryn Franklin