Holy Bagumba, do you know what happens when a poor unsuspecting squirrel is sucked up by a super-duper vacuum cleaner and has to be given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation? A superhero squirrel named Ulysses is born.
Mission 1: Find food. Being a superhero is hungry work.
Mission 2: Find a place to live. Flora, the girl who saved him, seems nice.
Mission 3: Save the world.
Dangers are everywhere: Flora’s mom wants to kill him. A man attacks him with a knife. And when he tries to fly, he lands smack into the door and gives himself a head injury.
Will Ulysses recover from his head wound? Will he be able to accomplish heroic deeds? And most importantly, will he be able to finish his poetry (He’s a writer as well as a superhero)?
Part comic strip, part novel, this story is a hoot!! I defy you to stop laughing as you see Ulysses get his feet stuck in the waitress’ beehive hairdo or read his love poem to a donut. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.
Book reviewed by Mary S., Youth Services Department Head