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Vordak The Incomprehensible: How to Grow Up and Rule the World

Vordak the Incomprehensible: How to Grow Up and Rule the World

Vordak the Incomprehensible: How to Grow Up and Rule the World by Scott Seegert is a book that every teacher of 5th-9th grades should get immediately! I originally bought this because I was looking for comical books for my reluctant  and below grade level readers. Unfortunately, this is not the book for them….yet. The vocabulary load is pretty heavy (Lexile above 1100) and there are many references to superhero/villian relationships that might confuse less able readers. However, ambitious students who have spent countless hours watching cartoons might be able to handle it. (Think a more verbose version of Dr. Doofenshmirtz from Phineas and Ferb)

The book is more a (hilarious) manual than a story. Vordak the Incomprehensible is an aging super villian and has written this guide to help teach young supervillian wanna be’s how to be almost as awesome as him. (Although he shares that no one can be quite as awesome as he is.) The humor plays out in his comical renderings of his childhood, how to pick the right supervillian name and outfit, finding the right lair, and how to surround yourself with the right people (just to name a few). The humor is also enhanced when the reader clearly discovers that Vordak’s plans are always foiled by the superheros a la Wile E. Coyote style. I found myself giggling aloud throughout the entire book…which is always a plus with me. 🙂 It also made me glad that I had already bought the sequel Vordak the Incomprehensible: Rule the School.

Click on the link below to see a book trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oDzMpEgL_E

You can also find out more about the great new book by visiting the website www.vordak.com.

While I think this book will probably appeal mostly to boys, I certainly enjoyed it…the possibilities are limitless!

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