By J. E. Bright, Art Baltazar, Illustrator, Picture Window Books, $16.99, 60 pages
Imagine finding a golden tortoise that can boost the powers of anyone who touches it. That is what Jumpa the Kangaroo and Wonder Woman find in J.E. Bright’s book The Fastest Pet on Earth, a new book in the DC Super-Pets series. Jumpa must protect the tortoise from Chauncey the Cheetah who is looking to become the strongest villain ever by possessing the powerful golden icon. Chauncey is already super fast, but he wants more speed and Jumpa’s dazzling tiara. The tricky cheetah challenges Jumpa to a race. Has he met his match in Jumpa, the quickest bouncer on the planet? Art Baltazar, illustrator extraordinaire, adds brilliant colors and detail to the story. This book, and all those found in the DC Super-Pets series, is perfect for readers ready for beginning chapter books. If you love comic books and want to share your passion with your child, they’ll enjoy The Fastest Pet on Earth.
Reviewed by Kathryn Franklin