Sazaklis, John Batman: Battle in Metropolis HarperFestival, 2013. $3.99 PICTURE BOOK Content: G.
Batman and Superman come together to thwart the evil plan of the Joker and Lex Luther. Joker steals a precious stone from the museum and Lex Luther wants in on the trouble, but Joker decides he doesn’t want to share and kidnaps Luther. Superman comes to figure out the problem, and the Joker puts the precious stone around Superman—it turns out to be kryptonite and Batman has to save Superman. The two heroes eventually save the day.
This is a fun superhero book because you get Batman and Superman working together. The storyline is interesting and action packed. There are about 5-6 sentences per page, making it longer and harder than an early reader, but my kids enjoyed listening to the story. Great for kids who like the superheroes.
EL (K-3)-ADVISABLE. Reviewer, C. Peterson.