The Adventures of Wrong Man and Power Girl!
C. Alexander London, illus. by Frank Morrison.. Philomel, $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-399-54893-2
London (the Wild Ones series) and Morrison (Little Melba and Her Big Trombone) team up to create a father-daughter super-duo. Janice, an African-American girl who transforms into Power Girl, is always cleaning up the messes of Wrong Man, her father, who often ends up making situations much worse by employing outlandish tactics. Wrong Man's mistakes are often humorous: he arrives to a fire at an old toothbrush factory armed with "lots and lots of stinky cheese," which ends up a melted mess, then speeds off to catch a bank robber with his dance moves. Luckily, Janice is on hand to call the police and minimize the damage. Of course, when Janice is in peril, it's Wrong Man who swoops in to think outside the box and save the day. Morrison's detailed, dynamic illustrations lend themselves well to London's comic scenarios. The story's conclusion is neatly tied, with Janice held aloft as she gives her smiling father a peck on the cheek. Ages 5%E2%80%938. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 04/16/2018