The latest review (I started to say latest good review, but so far they’re all good!) of Doc Wilde and The Frogs of Doom is from Tracy Farnsworth at Roundtable Reviews:
To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book, but I was pleasantly surprised. I did find it reminiscent of old Johnny Quest with the snappy dialog, unusual foes and general camaraderie between the kids, their father and their father’s assistants.
I can’t say that all girls will love this series, but I know quite a few who will. Meanwhile, I know for certain that boys, especially those who like Indiana Jones, Johnny Quest and adventure movies like National Treasure and The Mummy will love it!
I’m glad she made a point of saying that quite a few girls will love the Wildes, because it’s very easy for folks to slot the book into a “boys’ book” category, when actually it’s good for both genders by design. Wren Wilde is as involved and smart and capable as her older brother, Grandma Wilde is a strong and powerful woman (though exactly how strong and powerful will be revealed in later tales), and female readers thus far have enjoyed the wit and action of the book, but also the closeness and warmth of the Wilde family.
Additionally, it’s written to be sophisticated enough for adult readers, operating on multiple levels the way something like The Incredibles does, so it’s meant for everybody who can read.
The rest of the review is here.