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Book review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Storybook Collection

Written by Omair Alavi

Omair Alavi|Published January 2, 2021

You may have heard of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,but do you know how they became mutants in the first place? Who taught them their ninja moves and what was their fight with The Kraang and Shredder?

This ‘Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Storybook Collection’ tells you all there is to know about the fight between good and evil in the Turtles’ world that revolves around their sewer where they have grown up.

This Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles book features six adventures where Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello — with April’s help — save the city from different kinds of villains. There is an adventure where they battle multiple villains so that their secret lair remains secret, then they save the city’s water supply from getting mutated twice, and even battle creatures that could have led others towards their hideout and to Master Splinter.

While fighting against Shredder’s Foot Clan, Purple Dragons, Snakeweed, Kraangdroids, Dogpound, Baxter Stockman and his Mousers and even their very own creation Metalhead, the four youngsters manage to learn on the job and also get the job done. They also befriend a couple of creatures who seemed bad to them at first, but turned out to be either a smart alligator named Leatherhead or a giant monkey, who was in reality a scientist who could read other people’s thoughts.

If you are getting bored at home during the lockdown, this book is your answer. The language in these pages is simple and easy to understand and makes you understand what differentiates Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from each other. The full of action illustrations add colour to the narrative, helping your imagination wander in the right direction in the process. Many of you out there might never have heard of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, so this book can help you in that way. For the rest, it’s cowabunga time!

Published in Dawn, Young World, January 2nd, 2021

About the author

Omair Alavi