Press Start! Super Rabbit Boy Blasts Off!

Press Start! Super Rabbit Boy Blasts Off!

By Author / Illustrator

Thomas Flintham



Age range(s)



Nosy Crow Ltd




Paperback / softback




For 5+ kids who love video games but aren't allowed to play as often as they'd like...  Sunny's favourite game is Super Rabbit Boy, where his carrot-loving friend must thwart all the plots the evil King Viking of Boom Boom Mountain comes up with.  

Help! King Viking is causing trouble in outer space! It's up to Super Rabbit Boy to stop him. But with a weak and slow Level 1 rocket, it won't be easy to stop the army of space robots or find King Viking.  Can Super Rabbit Boy dodge Robo-UFOs, save aliens and level up his rocket to beat King Viking? Or will King Viking's Level 10 rocket send him blasting off into space? You'll have to read and find out...

The fifth in a full-colour series of graphic novels about - and for - kids who love gaming! Join Sunny as he and Super Rabbit Boy take on the world, one move at a time!



Press Start! Super Rabbit Boy Blasts Off! is the fifth book in Thomas Flintham's series cleverly based on children's love of computer games, which is likely to have the young chapter book reader hooked from the start. The scenario of being on a long car journey, eight hours in this case, is something that the reader will be able to identify with along with the 'Are we nearly there, yet?' feeling which punctuates the narrative.

It takes a very skilled writer to be able to turn a very simplistic vocabulary pallet into a narrative that flows and excites and yet that is exactly what Thomas has been able to do. The language choices of 'boing, boing' as Rabbit blasts off is beautifully done and something which children would be able to transfer to their won writing. The progression of the levels with the complexity of what the rockets can do is something that children will be able to identify with.

If you were using this as a guided reading book you could focus on the language choice and story progression. The theme of being able to defeat something that is stronger than you is used in so many famous books and would be something that you could focus on to see other books that pupils could name with this overcoming obstacles theme.

This is a wonderful book aimed at the early chapter book reader which is certain to make them want to read more. 

80 pages / Reviewed by Amanda Shipton, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 5+


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