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Book review: The Incredible Hulk’s Book of Strength

Written by Omair Alavi

Omair Alavi|Published November 7, 2020

He may not use his mind when The Incredible Hulk is on song, but don’t forget, there is a genius scientist named Bruce Banner somewhere inside him. That’s one of the main reasons why James Buckley Jr.’s calls this book The Incredible Hulk’s Book of Strength, as you will be introduced to basic science concepts as well as different species on planet Earth, who have powers that somehow resemble those of The Hulk. Interesting, isn’t it?

This DK Readers’ Level four book can help you and your friends in many ways. First of all, it clears many misconceptions that you might have had regarding the human body, how it functions, how one can measure strength, and where a human stands when compared to other animals. Also, it tells you all there is to know about the limits of a human body, how athletes look better than normal humans and when should a person go for a machine instead of doing something himself.

In the age of Marvel’s Avengers, kids are bound to listen to their favourite superheroes and if The Incredible Hulk says something, it must mean something. If you didn’t know that your heart was made up of a special type of muscle, that it took six individual extraocular muscles working together to move one of your eyes in any direction or that a fairly strong person can lift up to 150 pounds, then you need this book.

With the help of graphics, illustrations and easy-to-read text, you will get a lot of information about strong people, strong animals and, most importantly, the reason behind Hulk’s actions such as his famous giant leaps.

That’s not all, there are chapters on the unexplained phenomenon that both humans and animals share, like transformation (Bruce Banner transforms into The Hulk), healing powers (The Hulk possesses that!), long life, and tough skin, The Hulk is sort of indestructible). All these ‘powers’ are explained with examples of either Bruce Banner or The Incredible Hulk, so that you can understand it in a simple way. Lots of information is arranged neatly in the sidebars as well, with the accompanying pictures making you understand the subject more easily.

Everyone knows that The Incredible Hulk is one of the strongest person on the planet, but not everyone knows that there is a reason behind his every action. If you want to be as strong as The Hulk, you need to use your muscles regularly, play outside with friends and do errands that will help your body grow. You might not end up as strong as Bruce Banner’s alter ego, but this book will certainly motivate you and point you in the right direction.

Published in Dawn, Young World, November 7th, 2020

About the author

Omair Alavi