Thursday, February 10, 2011

Review: How to Grow Up and Rule the World by Vordak T. Incomprehensible

How to Grow Up and Rule the World
Author: Vordak T. Incomprehensible
Publication: EgmontUSA (August 24, 2010)

Description: Slip on your acid-free gloves, make sure you have a duplicate copy of How to Grow Up and Rule the World (just in case something should happen to this one) and try to follow along as the incomparable, superior-in-all-ways Vordak the Incomprehensible teaches you a thing or two about villainy.  Now you, too, can try (and fail) to attain Vordak's level of infamy.

From selecting the most dastardly name, to choosing the ideal henchmen, to engaging in witty repartee with disgustingly chipper superheroes, experienced supervillain Vordak the Incomprehensible guides readers step-by-step toward the ultimate goal of world domination (from his parents' basement in Trenton, New Jersey).
With chapter titles like "Bringing Out the Evil" and "Building a Top-Notch Evil Organization," numerous bold illustrations, and detailed quizzes to assess your level of dastardliness, this book provides everything necessary to rise above the masses, and then rub your ascent in their faces.

In return for this wealth of knowledge, Vordak requests nothing more than an honored place in the evil regime of he who achieves control of the world. (And, of course, the opportunity to assume command, should things not work out.)

My Thoughts: This is a wonderful manual for all middle grade apprentice evil geniuses. It is filled with step by step instructions for increasing their evil quotient. I thought it was funny. The illustrations add a lot of interest and amusement to the story. I was also a big fan of the multiple choice quizzes.

I think middle graders who like humor will really enjoy this one. It will really test their vocabulary!

Favorite Quote:
I have decided to share a portion of my never-ending knowledge with those of you who prove to have "what it takes," which in this case happens to be $13.99...Within these pages you will find instructions, advice, charts, and illustrations, all of which were carefully crafted for the specific purpose of making the book thicker.


  1. This looks like something my sons would adore!!
    Thanks so much!!

  2. Well, I certainly will have to brush up on my own evil powers before giving this to students. I put it on reserve at the public library right away. Thanks!


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