We just finished reading the first book in the Ordinary Boy series -- The Hero Revealed. Our eight year old and four year old boys loved it! Ordinary Boy, or O Boy, is the only "ordinary" boy in town full of superheros. However, this is not as bad as it may seem. Each person in the town has some sort of superpower --some more beneficial than others. For example, Melon Head's superpower is that he is shaped like a melon and spits watermelon seeds. The Spore is able to produce mold at a moments notice. O Boy's friends, Plasma Girl, Tadpole, Halogen Boy, and Stench, are on a quest to find a missing card in a series of superhero trading cards. As they search for the card they find more than they expected and soon have a close encounter with Professor Brain Drain -- who is as scary as his name implies.
My kids loved the ridiculous superpowers that many of the superheros had, the humor, the action, the adventure, and the surprise ending. A great read aloud that the whole family will enjoy! This is the first book in a series that we can not wait to continue.