Monty J. McClaine's Reach for the Sky: Super Speed Sam, Book 2 is a fun and exciting read, no matter what age you are. I had to suppress a cheer when Jack secretly changes the channel and turns off The Catwalk Kittens, which sounded truly awful, and I shuddered a bit at the description of his makeshift ladder for reaching the top of the dresser. Jack channels the six-year-old boy in each of us, and he does so superbly! The real hero of this series, however, has got to be Sam who takes his responsibility to protect his family very seriously indeed. He's even got an ancient chant that was handed down to him from his ancestors, which grants him super-speed and other skills as necessary in the performance of his duties. Sam is marvelous, and the illustrations showing him in action are very, very good. While geared towards primary school-age children, Reach for the Sky is a grand selection for story hour or as a bedtime tale for younger children as well. The story is original, entertaining and clever, and the illustrations work perfectly with the script. Reach for the Sky: Super Speed Sam, Book 2 is most highly recommended for children of all ages.