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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Readers are introduced to Mike Josephs who is chewing a newfangled bubblegum in The Great Skeeter Battle: Bubblegum Mike, Book 1 by Geoffrey Saign. His friends, Skim and Teddy, dare him to chew twenty pieces of that newfangled bubblegum and blow twenty bubbles. Mike wants friends so he accepts the dare. As he starts to blow bubbles, Mike starts to rise and float in the air. He hears a buzzing sound and sees a skeeter coming towards him and flying straight into the bubbles! The story has adventure, action, and mystery woven together, making it an exciting story for young readers.
The story has a good message for readers and the main character of Mike has been portrayed well. The story shows him rising to the level of a town hero after going through struggles and difficulties and making mistakes. His character portrayal is motivating and the story also shows how Mike overcomes his fears and helps to drive the giant mosquitoes away from the town. The black and white illustrations give clarity to the author’s words and expressions, and make all the characters and scenes vivid. It is a good book for children as it has messages and concepts that are helpful in making them confident and achieving the impossible. The story is simple, yet connects well with young readers with its message making it a good storybook for children.