Kirby, Stan. Captain Awesome to the Rescue! Illustrated by George O’Connor. 128 pgs. Little Simon, 2012. $14.99. Language- G, Mature Content- G, Violence- G. This book is about a boy who is the new kid in the class. He gets to take care of the class pet for the day. His arch-enemy, who happens to be a girl, wanted the turn instead. Eugene takes the pet home and decides that this class pet should be his side-kick. When Eugene gets back to school his arch –enemy tries to steal his pet! What will happen? I liked this book because of the great illustrations. I liked how he wanted this pet to be his forever friend. I enjoyed reading this book! ESSENTIAL. EL (K-3). Student Reviewer: JL- age 9.