Game Over, Super Rabbit Boy! (Press Start! #1)

by Thomas Flintham (Author)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Press Start!

Uh-oh, Animal Town is in trouble! Meanie King Viking has created a dreaded robot army to spread No Fun across the land. On top of that, he has stolen the happiest and most fun animal ever, Singing Dog. There is only one person who can save the day -- Super Rabbit Boy!

Super Rabbit Boy is super fast and super brave, but he's also a video game character living in a video game world. What will happen when Sunny, the boy playing the game, loses each level? Will it be game over for Super Rabbit Boy and all his friends? With full-color art by Thomas Flintham!

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Kirkus Reviews

The fast, repetitive plot uses basic, simple sentences and child-friendly objects of interest, such as lakes of lava, for children working on reading independence, while the nerdy in-jokes benefit adults reading with a child. A strong series start. 


... the gaming gimmick and graphic layout is sure to appeal to many readers, especially reluctant ones

School Library Journal

Gr 1-3--A young boy playing a handheld video game as the character Super Rabbit Boy works his way through many colorful pages of peril, navigating a sea of Robo-Crabs, biting Robo-Fish, quicksand, Robo-Snakes, and the very scary Mount Boom and trying to save Singing Dog and all of Animal Town from King Viking and his robot army. The point of view quickly shifts from a third-person perspective of the boy in his messy bedroom to a first-person perspective as the boy plays his game, then flashes between these two viewpoints throughout. Brightly colored illustrations of the game screen move the story along rather quickly. With short chapters and full-color pages, this first installment in a new series will draw in young independent readers. VERDICT A strong addition to most chapter book collections, especially where there are gamers.--Lindsay Persohn, University of South Florida, Tampa

Copyright 2016 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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Thomas Flintham
Thomas Flintham loves to draw and tell stories, so he's lucky to be a full-time doodler and illustrator. He writes and illustrates the bestselling Press Start! early chapter book series. Thomas lives in the United Kingdom, but you can find him at
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
December 20, 2016
Press Start!
BISAC categories
JUV001000 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
JUV002000 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | General
JUV045000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Chapter Books
JUV032040 - Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation | Games - General
JUV049000 - Juvenile Fiction | Computers & Digital Media
Library of Congress categories
Video games

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