Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ages 10 and up

How to Grow Up and Rule the World by Vordak the Incomprehensible

Slip on your acid free gloves, make sure you have a duplicate copy of How to Grow Up and Rule the World (just in case something should happen to this one) and try to follow along as the incomparable, superior-in-all-ways Vordak the Incomprehensible teaches you a thing or two about villainy. Now you, too, can try (and fail) to attain Vordak's level of infamy.

From selecting the most dastardly name, to choosing the ideal henchmen, to engaging in witty repartee with disgustingly chipper superheroes, experienced supervillain Vordak the Incomprehensible guides readers step-by-step toward the ultimate goal of world domination (from his parents' basement in Trenton, New Jersey).

With chapter titles like "Bringing out the Evil" and "Building a Top-Notch Evil Organization", numerous bold illustrations, and detailed quizzes to assess your level of dastardliness, this book provides everything necessary to rise above the masses, and then rub your ascent in their faces.

In return for this wealth of knowledge, Vordak requests nothing more than an honored place in the evil regime of he who achieves control of the world. (And, of course, the opportunity to assume command, should things not work out.)


This book was hilarious! I was laughing out loud in every chapter. Parents-your kids will
love this book, especially if they are fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The illustrations are very
amusing. I think my favorite was Vordak's hallway in his evil lair, which is lined with statues of
himself interspersed with portraits of himself. One thing I really loved about this book was
Vordak's use of vocabulary. He busted out a few words that even I haven't ever used in
conversation! Your kids will definitely learn new words from this book. Of course, they may also
become obsessed with world domination, but this book is worth the risk.

How to Grow Up and Rule the World will be available August 24, 2010.

Rating: Buy it! Your kids will read it more than once.


  1. Great review. Oden just read it over my shoulder, and moved it to the top of his "to read" stack.

  2. Yay, Janice! Yes, I think Oden will enjoy it. Thanks for bringing in the advance copy.