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By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Girl stops supervillain in funny tale with powerful message.

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Author Adam Rex has tucked a deep message into this fun, funny, and visually stunning read-aloud book for families, classrooms, siblings, and emerging readers. At 60 pages, Why? is long enough to have a real story arc, and to have Doctor X-Ray's realization that "I'm the bad guy… I thought I was the hero…because everyone thinks he's the hero" come well before the last page. With every "why" uttered by a fearless child, the potential tyrant examines his life and motivations, showing that curiosity rules -- and can save the world. Younger readers might not get every layer to this story, but they'll have a lot to think about with this spectacular book.

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