Lemke, Donald Batman: Who is Clayface? Illustrated by Steven E. Gordon HarperCollins, 2013. $3.99 EARLY READER Content: PG.
Clayface is a villain who can take on other people’s faces, so he pretends to be Bruce Wayne and goes to the bank to still a million dollars cash. Batman follows him to a museum and tries to confront him, but he takes on the different looks of the statues around him. Eventually, Batman gets ahold of Clayface and turns him over to the police.
This is a good storyline with typical hero behavior. The reason it is PG is because Clayface is a scary looking fella-my five year old said he gives him nightmares. There is a lot of text for an early reader, so it’s geared towards a reader who has been reading for a while.
EL (K-3)-ADVISABLE. Reviewer, C. Peterson.