Sound Off! #1

Sound Off! #1




Being the new kid in town with no volume control on his voice, Daniel Boom discovers an even bigger problem: the evil Kid-Rid Corporation has silenced the entire world with their terrible Soundsucker LX machine! Daniel taps into his inner superhero to become Loud Boy, along with his new pals who have bad habits (aka superpowers) of their own. The unlikely heroes are able to turn the tables on the villains, restoring peace and un-quiet to the world once more! But is it the end of Kid-Rid?

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780448446981
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 03/13/2008
Series: Daniel Boom Aka Loud Boy Series , #1
Pages: 1
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

D. J. Steinberg is an animation producer who has worked on classic animated films such as The Land Before Time, Hercules, Mulan, and Tarzan. He lives in Toronto, Canada.

Brian Smith is an illustrator who has previously worked at Marvel Comics and Nickelodeon. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey.

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Sound Off #1 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
ElizaJane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When Daniel was born he and the three other babies who were in the hospital nursery were the recipients of an evil scientist's ray gun designed to make babies not cry. It backfired and we follow Daniel as he goes through life with a super sonic voice that causes disaster and destruction. By age ten he has learned to keep his voice to the correct decibels of an indoor voice but it is hard for him to maintain. Then when the evil scientist returns, this time to make the entire world noiseless, he has arranged for the 4 children's families to be transferred with their jobs at KR Industries to the same town so he can deal with them all at once. The children meet each other for the first time, discover the plot and discover their superhero abilities and identities. Daniel's younger sister is included in this as well for reasons unknown but somehow due to her uncle who is a good scientist. This is a fun, delightful first book in the series. The kids are all relatable having powers which readers will identify with and enjoy seeing being put to good use. Daniel's parents have a large presence in the story, and are shown respect while at the same time are eccentric characters. Kid's will love these children with superpowers; a story equally accessible for boys and girls with the 5 member team consisting of 2 girls and mixed ethnicities. I look forward to book 2.
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august27 More than 1 year ago
Being a graphic novel, reading this is much different than a book. It had some parts that were offbeat and inconsistent, but fun for younger kids.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book of the first Daniel Boom was scary so I threw it out but it was a great book and the really scary part was when Isaw this picture of the bad guy and that really creeped me out. Jake age 8.
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This book is a great book! My son who has difficulty reading, read the whole book in one night. The book held his interest and built his confidence in reading. It's a keeper!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great for comic book fans who are looking for wholesome new material for their children. My kids were enjoying Loud Boy with all of their friends.I hope that there will be more from D.J. Steinberg in the near future.