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Saving the Whole Wide World: Hilo, Book 2

By Kyle Jackson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Alien robot fights alien invasion in fun page-turner.

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age 7+

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age 7+


My favorite Hilo book

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Is It Any Good?

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Building on the strong series start, this second volume is even more action packed, fun filled, and ridiculously goofy than Book 1. We get more glimpses of the complicated family dynamics both DJ and Gina face in their homes, providing depth to the characters and a reason why these precocious preteens are so ready to dive head first into the dramatic fight for planetary survival. While the references to things smelling like "elephant butt" and "gorilla armpit" will surely elicit giggles from young readers, the majority of the humor is derived from Hilo's and Polly's unfamiliarity with human customs and the quirky and creative illustrations of mindless monster mayhem. This charming and exciting entry in the epic saga will leave readers wanting more, anxious to find out what happens after the cliff-hanger ending that sets up Book 3.

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