Just a typical teenager living in New York City, Peter Parker's love of science makes him a perfect target for school bullies. But all that changes when a radioactive spider bites Peter and he starts to transform. Suddenly he has incredible new powers, but he must learn how to cope with his abilities. Can he find the strength to become something amazing?
My daughters (5 and 6.5 years old) are great fans of all super heroes including Spider-Man. They were very excited to see that I had a Spider-Man book for us to review. Behind the mask is the background story of how Peter Parker became Spider-Man. It is the first of a series and covers from when he was being bullied through until his Uncle Ben dies.
Since my girls are still very young so I needed to read it to them. We already knew the basic plot as it is a legend we have heard many times but that didn't stop the girls from enjoying the book. It is a junior chapter book that has pictures on every page. It has only 4 chapters which were longer that I expected for the type of book so we broke it into four nights of reading. One night I started reading it while one of my girls was still getting herself organised and there were tears. She didn't want to miss out on a second of Spider-Man.
The famous Spider-Man saying: "With great power comes greats responsibility" is repeated several times throughout the book. This is an important moral which we have instilled in our daughters. If only some of our politicians would listen to Spider-Man's wisdom too.
I will keeping this book for my girls to read to themselves in a couple of years. It is the sort of story that will motivate a reluctant reader and hopefully the other books in the series will be just as good.
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