I enjoy the DC Super Hero Girls series. It’s a fun entry point for younger readers ready to move up to chapter books, populated with friendly versions of popular superhero characters. My daughter (8) is not really a reader, but she gets very excited about these books. The bad guys aren’t terribly scary, which works well for my sensitive kiddo.
The gang takes a field trip to the Jurassic period to learn about dinosaurs. The kids get the full dinosaurs experience: chased by a Tyrannosaurus Rex, mixed it up with pterodactyls, and impersonated a diplodocus. And no time travel adventure is complete without the requisite butterfly effect on the time line. Oops! It’s up to Harley Quinn and Batgirl to travel through time to restore the time line, if they can find a way to get along. The girls meet some surprising figures along the way, both super and not.
Past Times is a fun entry into the Super Hero Girls series. The story continues the series trend of highlighting the personalities the characters are known for, but also adds a satisfying amount of superheroing. New readers may not be familiar with some of the lesser-known characters like Bumblebee and Cheetah, but this won’t interrupt their enjoyment of the story.
This one gets four enthusiastic stars from me. I look forward to the next installments!
I received a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley in order to facilitate this review.