Title: The Spy’s Guide to DisguiseSpy University - The Spy's Guide to Disguise
Author: A. M. Vale
Illustrator: Daniel Aycock
Pages: 48
Recommended Ages: 8 & up
Star Rating: ★★★★

Each Spy University book has essentially three parts – the main part, which teaches the topic in question, and then two secondary parts which bolster and apply the main.

In this book, disguise is the order of the day. We are taught what are the essential aspects of disguise – the alteration of the face, dress, mannerisms, voice, patterns, etc. The instructions were surprisingly detailed, and the tips given were good.

A ‘choose your own adventure’ style mission is included in which “we” must use the art of disguise to help figure out who has been sabotaging “our” school parade float. Depending on the decisions we make how (or if) we disguise ourselves determines how (un)successful we are.

Stories are included from history about the best and worst students of disguise.

It is mentioned that one man disguised himself as a woman for so long that by the time of his death people were so confused and curious that the conducted a physical exam to satisfy themselves.

One reference to Superman (and his ability to change egos).

Conclusion. One of the best Spy University books.

Review © 2015 Laura Verret

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