How to Grow Up and Rule the World by Scott Seegert

Series title: Vordak the Incomprehensible

Published: 2010

Genre: middle grade humor

Length: 208 pages

Setting: present day Earth

Interest: I saw it reviewed somewhere (sadly, I didn’t record where) recently and thought the kids might enjoy the book.

Summary: Vordak wrote this book to share the best way to grow up evil and rule the world. He covers everything from assessing your currently evilness with a helpful multiple choice quiz to choosing the best place for your evil lair. He just asks that if you successfully take over the world, you make him second in command since he did such a great job directing you on your rise to the top. There are plenty of informative illustrations sprinkled throughout, as well as his 15 commandments of incomprehensibility.

Final thoughts: This is a highly amusing book. From the acknowledgements on the first page (where Vordak feels sorry for all the other authors who have books coming out this year, because his book will get all the attention) to the description of the author and illustrator (Seegert was chosen to transcribe Vordak’s words because he was easy to catch), this book is filled with humor and lines you want to read to someone because of their hilarity. It’s not really meant to be read cover to cover in one sitting. It’s more of a pick up, read a bit here and there and chuckle kind of book. The whole family found it over-the-top humor that would appeal to any kids who like Diary of a Wimpy Kid or Captain Underpants.

Title comes from: The topic of the book.

Reading challenges fulfilled: none since I just skimmed the book after my kids kept reading me different parts

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