First name… ACTION. Second name… DUDE! When I saw the author/illustrator of this book was Andy Riley, of King Flashypants fame, I knew I was in for a treat and I was not disappointed. This laugh-out loud graphic novel is packed full of adventure, explosions and an array of hilarious characters.
Action Dude (formerly known as Charlie) lives for danger and excitement, if only his Mum would understand that being nine years old won’t stop him from saving the world.
When a theme park is overtaken by crazed robots, Action Dude springs into action to save the day and uncover the baddie at the helm of the malfunctioning robots.
There is so much happening on every page of this book, with jokes and puns galore, that it’s almost like watching a comic action-movie unfold and although the drawings are fairly simple, they perfectly convey the jam-packed adventure and the friendship between the main characters.
With a further two books in the series promised, this is sure to become a classic for younger graphic novel fans (and those of us who are slightly older too!) I loved it.