1 Stars Out Of 5
Superhero does not set a good example for kids
October 14, 2013
I was very disappointed with this series. I wanted to get my 3-year-old son a superhero book with biblical values because he is very much into the secular superheroes although I don't let him see or read much about them. However, those superheroes have more morals and values than this Super Ace! These books were written in such a way that Super Ace presents the WRONG thing to do. He is a proud, pompous guy who boasts of his 2 superpowers: super strength and good looks. He constantly puts down his sidekick who is a humble, older and much smaller guy, but he is supposed to be the one that contrasts against Super Ace and sets the good example. In this story and the Rotten Robots which we own (sorry to say I spent money on these), Super Ace is called to help someone but cannot fix the problem using his superpowers. After telling Sidekick Ned he can't be of any help because he's too small and weak, Sidekick Ned uses his wisdom to fix the problem. Then Super Ace takes credit for it and they fly off to wait for another call for help. This is a terrible idea for a children's book because I had to explain to my 3-year-old that this was a superhero he should NOT copy. To me, this contradicts the very definition of a superhero. I think I'm going to hide these books away until I don't feel bad about throwing them out because of the money I've spent on them.