Sidekicks (Paperback)

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By Dan Santat, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
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Dan Santat is one of my favorite Illustrators. He's done so many of my son's favorite books - The Three Ninja Pigs, the new art for all the Ricky Ricotta series, and The Adventures of Beekle. Sidekicks is now a new favorite at my house. The heroes of the story are the pets of an aging, allergy riddled superhero. He's looking for a new sidekick and they are bound and determined to step up to the plate and show him they are worthy. With big panels, full color, and beautiful art this is a great story to share with younger readers. And older kids, and adults like me, will fall in love with the art. The story is sweet, filled with action and twists and turns. I really loved it. There is so much to see that kids will return to it over and over again. We certainly have at my house!

— From Patti H.


Look up in the sky! It's a graphic novel about SUPERHERO PETS from CALDECOTT MEDALIST DAN SANTAT!

Captain Amazing, superhero and savior of Metro City, is getting old. He's out all hours battling arch-villains, catching thieves, and helping little old ladies cross the street. He doesn't even have time for his house full of pets. He needs - a SIDEKICK!Captain Amazing's four pets agree. But each one of them thinks HE should get the sidekick spot - and a chance for one-on-one time with the Captain. Get ready for sibling rivalry royale as pets with superpowers duke it out for the one thing they all want - a super family. A BOLD and BRILLIANT graphic novel romp by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat.

About the Author

Dan Santat wrote and illustrated the graphic novel Sidekicks, and has also illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including The Guild of Geniuses and The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, which won the Caldecott Medal. He lives in Alhambra, California, with his family. Please visit his website at

Product Details
ISBN: 9780439298193
ISBN-10: 0439298199
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Publication Date: July 1st, 2011
Pages: 224
Language: English