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Today’s review is about one of our boys’ favorite books for Daddy to read to them. Now, our boys are 12 and 9 years old. They love Star Wars, Minecraft and Mark Twain. Our whole family loves just about anything geeky. For SWL‘s 12th birthday he had a HUGE group of friends over for a “Guy Night”. Some of them spent the night and a few went with us on a surprise outing. We took them to a small Comicon near us! It was awesome!! While we were walking around the booths, we came across Vordak. In comic convention style, he was in complete costume and character. LL got a kick out if it! We bought the book he had at the booth and Vordak signed it for him. That’s where their love affair with Vordak began.
If you’ve never heard of Vordak, take a minute to check out the site. You will quickly see that it is ALL BOY. And ALL HILARIOUS! Vordak is going to teach the kids how to grow up and rule the world in this book. He teaches them their evil laugh, how to choose their costume, picking out their evil name, how to raise money for their evil empire, etc. What every good little villian set on taking over the world needs to know! It’s like the supremely funny evil villain textbook. You can see Vordak’s bio down below.
When Daddy reads any Vordak book to the boys, it is done in his “Vordak voice”. That’s a must. I can hear the boys laughing all the way downstairs! With their bedroom door shut!! They beg him to read it to them constantly. It is by far the best book we’ve bought for Daddy to read to them. I can’t recommend them enough. Honestly, they enjoy the time reading with J that much.
I think that books for Dad to read to the boys should be silly guy stuff. Comics and Vordak and crazy boy books. Dad is the super funny one in our house. I’m not saying that he doesn’t discipline or isn’t serious, but you can always count on Dad for a laugh. Or a good light saber battle. He’s always up for a light saber battle.
Now, if you don’t like books that poke fun at bad guys by being the silly bad guy, this is not for you. And there’s nothing wrong with that! He calls people sissies and jerks, but our boys know that we don’t do that. They know that it’s just being silly and that it’s not ok to do in real life. This has never been an issue for our kids, so these books are nothing more than awesome fun. If you’ve had problems with your kid calling people names or bullying in other ways, you may want to skip it for awhile.
LL will tell you that his favorite book is The Prince and the Pauper, which it is. But he will tell you that ANY Vordak book is a close second! LOL! As soon as Dad finished reading Vordak the Incomprehensible, LL was ready to go to the library to find more Vordak books. Literally as soon as it ended. There are three Vordak books that we know. They boys have read, and been read, two of them:
There are two other books, Vordak the Incomprehensible: Double Trouble and Time Travel Trouble, that may or may not make their way under our tree for Christmas. They weren’t at the library, but as many times as they’ve read the other two, I have no problem buying them!
These books are great ones to get a boy back into reading. Like how Harry Potter got millions of kids to love reading! These are sure to jumpstart your reluctant reader. Our boys have one classic novel and one “for fun” book at all times. There are other things they need to read for school, like a book on the Inca when we studied them, in addition to the other two. The classics are read during their reading time during the day and the fun books are read whenever they want and at bedtime. They can read their classics whenever, too, but they are assigned one hour of classics each day.
So, Vordak. Our entire family HIGHLY recommends these books.
Have your kids read any of the Vordak books? I’d love to hear your thoughts on them! Let people know what you loved, or didn’t love, about them!