Kudzu Monsters Versus The Creeper Horde

Children - Grade 4th-6th
108 Pages
Reviewed on 05/31/2011
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Reviewed by Lynette Fowlston for Readers' Favorite

Kudzu Monsters Versus The Creeper Horde is the third book of the Kalvin the Kudzu Monster series by J.R. Hardin. Geared toward the ages of 9-14, they are action packed and just right for this age group. The Kudzu monsters are friendly towards animals and humans and help maintain peace in the forest. Years earlier they had been attacked by the creeping horde which are like an evil spider. Every 30-40 years in the spring, the horde moves north, and this time Kalvin and the rest of the kudzu monsters are waiting for them. If they can kill the queen who got away the last time, that would stop the horde from moving north and keep them in the Florida swamps. As the battle rages, they have to get to the queen who plans to set a trap to kill the kudzu monsters. Will she win again or have Kalvin and the others gained more knowledge in fighting them off and winning the battle?

This action-packed book is small enough to keep the attention of the reader. Although it can be read as a stand-alone, I feel if the first two books in the series, The Kudzu Monsters and Kalvin The Kudzu Monster, were read first, the reader would get a better understanding of the third book and also just what kudzu is and how it became so widespread over the southeast United States. I feel like almost all preteens would enjoy this book.

Cheryl Campbell

This is a wonderful action-packed book, that captures the hearts of it's readers. You almost believe that the monsters are real, as a resident of Georgia I look at Kudzu in a whole different manner after reading these books. They are sure to caputre and hold the attention of the reader.
All of the books in this series are great action packed reading.