Russell isn’t like the other kids at Houma
Bayou Middle School. For one thing, he’s green. And his hair is like duckweed.
Plus, he’s got webbed toes and a carrot growing from his finger. As a baby, he
was found in the swamp and adopted by a local couple, but no one knows where he
came from. When he starts seeking answers, suddenly he notices mysterious men watching
his every move. Will he ever find out the secrets of the swamp and tune into
his connection with it?
The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid introduces a middle-school superhero whose
special powers tend toward the vegetable side of nature. Fun and funny, the
story unfolds through comic-book-like entries in Russell’s notebook. With the
help of his friends, he ventures into the deep swamp for clues about his
origin, which helps him discover his powers in the final showdown.
Kids aged 9 to 13 and up are sure to love
this slimy green superhero. The book also has great “Boredom Relief
Activities” in the back, which include lessons on drawing, a maze to navigate,
provided me with a copy of this title in exchange for my honest review.