With LEGO® bricks all the rage these days it’s no surprise Scholastic has LEGO® books, and my first grader is a big fan of them. Scholastic sent me one of their new graphic novels, and it was no surprise either that he immediately dove right in.
Based on the LEGO® City sets, Need for Speed! features a race that anyone with wheels can join – cars, trucks, even a circus bear on a bicycle. But all is not on the up and up, as twins Tyler and Taylor are cheaters who have left traps and misdirecting signs all over the course. And as we all know cheaters never win, but the actual winner — and what he does with the trophy — are a funny ending to the story.
In an unexpected and pleasant turn of events, the drivers of the vehicles who fall victim to the twins’ traps make the best of their situations — the passengers of a camper and a logging truck share a picnic when the logging truck is sabotaged; when a Jet Ski transporter ends up in the water after taking a wrong turn onto a pier, the drivers use the Jet Skis to cool off.
LEGO® City Need for Speed! is aimed at kids in the 4-8 range, and it’s a great read aloud for the younger set, but also good for the confident new reader.
Nancy likes building LEGO sets but doesn’t enjoy stepping on the bricks. She writes about her boys, books and life in Colorado at Life With My Boys and Books.