P is for power up, and that is just what you’ll want to do after reading author Chris Barton’s latest picture book, Attack! Boss! Cheat Code!: A Gamer’s Alphabet. Illustrated by Joey Spiotto in a cleverly pixilated style, kids and parents alike will delight in discovering the cool backstories behind video gamer lingo.
On their website, publisher Pow House Books claim that if you understand the following statement, you don’t need this book – “This open beta game is in third-person but first-person is unlockable if you know the cheat code or install your own mod, but either way, for the best attack on the boss on this level, try to grab that power-up.”
Chances are that most of us are in need of a serious rebooting after reading that quote.