As you know I’m a big fan of middle grade books and love reading and reviewing them. I was recently approached by the publisher of Pizazz if I wanted to read and review this new illustrated book. It looked so cute, so of course I couldn’t say no. Pizazz has been out in the world since Tuesday and today I want to talk about this book and what I thought. Keep on reading to find out more!
A big thanks to the publisher for providing me with an e-arc to read and review.
Discover the annoying side of being a superhero from snarky, reluctant hero Pizazz in this hilarious and highly illustrated new series for young middle graders—perfect for fans of Dog Man and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Most people think superhero work is awesome and fulfilling. Pizazz knows better. Whenever she’s in the middle of a movie or having fun with her friends, she has to dash off the save the world. And she’s always in the same outfit, including an embarrassing glittery cape, and the wedgies are unreal. Plus, being the good guy all the time is so not easy. Superheroes have bad days like everybody else, but Pizazz always has to be cheerful and noble and brave. More than anything, she just wants to be normal.
Almost being a teenager isn’t easy, but when you’re at a new school and come from a family of superheroes life can be a challenge. Our main character Pizazz is trying to figure everything out. That’s not easy though when you’re trying to make friends, save the world and just fit in.
Pizazz comes from a long line of superheroes and feels the urgency to help save the world from super villains that show up at the most annoying times. Life gets just a bit harder when you’re embarrassed about your abilities when the rest of your family can do all of the cool stuff. I love that she wasn’t perfect and clearly had some flaws. Superheroes don’t normally appear this way in all of the movies and cartoons out there.
I loved the mix of adventure and just simple middle school stuff. Pizazz switched schools and is having a hard time keeping in touch with her friends from her old school and trying to make new ones. Especially so when she thinks her sister is so much cooler than her. Add in being on a committee to help save the park near school and life gets busy.
Pizazz is full of lessons of growing up, making friends, accepting/liking who you are, family and standing up for what you believe in. This book does that with really fun illustrations and by playing around with the font and size of words. We’re all special and unique and that’s not a bad thing. I think children will really like this book.
Pizazz is a really sweet and adventurous book for all of the children in this age group. I love how it puts together something a lot of kids enjoy (superheroes) and adds in some lessons that a lot will be able to relate to. I definitely recommend Pizazz!