Imagine having a two-foot-tall beast named Otto living under your bed! Such is the case for nine-year-old Zeke in Beast Friends Forever: The Super Swap-O Surprise!.
In this second installment of the series, the adventures continue for Zeke and his new BFF, Otto, especially since Otto can do amazing things,or tricksy tricks as Otto likes to call them, like magically trading one of Zeke's drawings for an awesome, fiery, farting dragon. How it works is like this--A 'swap-o' trades something here for something on Triangle Island, where Otto is from and Zeke and his sister Hannah are determined to learn all about it. They swap out one of Zeke's sketches with some kind of spaceship and a monkey, forcing them to fight off banana barbarians; and they also face the mean green goon. But when local bullies Sid and Moronica threaten Zeke and Hannah, they realize they can use the super swap-o surprise to their advantage.
Young readers will love this series because it not only has comical characters, but features fun illustrations along with comic-book sequences that add to the adventure. The fast action, flying cannonballs, killer bananas, and TRex are sure to make this swap-o experiment a must read!
Reading level: Ages7-10
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (August 1, 2011)
Source of review copy: publicist