Leo da Vinci vs The Ice-Cream Domination League by Michael Pryor
Published by Random House Australia
'Help! The Ice-cream Domination League is blowing up the world's ice-cream factories!
Enter Leo da Vinci. Inventor, artist, genius and founder of Fixit International Inc., all at the age of ten.
His team? Meet steam-powered Isaac, maths whiz and wise-cracking pig Ragnar, and Mina from school, who's super-handy with a hammer.
The plan? Ready the Strikebird. Pack the Heat-seeking Cauliflower Missiles. Find out why Comet Big-Kahuna is heading for Earth. Stop the IDL before Mum calls you home for dinner.
Start the cheesy launch music and hold on for your life . . .'
Leo da Vinci is a ten year old eagle-eyed righter of wrongs. He is genius inventor and Head of Fixit International Inc. His accomplices are Ragnar the talking pig, Isaac the robot and Mina, a fixit girl who can fix anything with a hammer and duct tape—but of course, don't they fix everything?
The world is turned to chaos when the supervillain, Wild Wilbur begins to destroy all of the world's ice-cream factories. This is, obviously, a dead serious world catastrophe. What will happen when the supermarkets, which are currently low on ice-cream in the story, actually run out?
So, Leo, being the eagle-eyed righter of wrongs that he is, has a new mission.
Except, the mission is not so simple. But alas, Leo da Vinci, is not to be beaten with his hi-tech genius inventions created from everyday devices that spew out food found in homes all over the planet. Saving the world is serious business and calls for serious action, except, when his mum calls to tell him that dinner is on the table. And that is when the world actually stops, and Leo and his enemies lay down their super gadget weaponry and agree to meet the next day after school, after homework is finished. But the moment his mission is back on track, Leo's gadgets back fire on him, yet again.
But do not fear, help is never far away.
Leo da Vinci VS The Ice-Cream Domination League is an action packed adventure page turner, suitable for independent readers who have a good sense of humour. The story will conjure up an imagination full of recoilless marshmallow cannons, chopped nut guns, sprinkles guns, high powered chocolate syrup sprayers, ice-cream guns, zucchini interceptors and crispinators, just to name a few.
Michael Pryor's out of the box view of household possessions may even encourage the reader to create their own inventions while they are waiting for the next Leo da Vinci genius-inventor-imaginator-adventure, due out in January 2016.
CKT Book Reviewer
Authors: Michael Pryor
Illustrator: Jules Faber
Title: Leo da Vinci vs The Ice-Cream Domination League by Michael Pryor
Publisher: Random House Australia
Published: August 2015