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

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 8 - 12n/a7.724916
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.)

Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review
Writing as the ultra-evil Vordak the Incomprehensible, Seegert offers a comical step-by-step guide world domination. With a hyperbolically inflated self-image and no shortage of bathroom humor, Vordak guides readers through such topics as how to choose a costume (“the more flamboyant the better”), build a lair, and acquire enough minions to build a top-notch evil organization (“At times they can be difficult to control, but at their best they can be a relentless plague upon civilization”), all of which are paired with Martin’s appropriately cartoonish artwork. Seegert gives Vordak a voice so magnetic and absurd that readers, especially young male ones, are going to soak up his warped wisdom like a sponge and circulate it at recess, even as Vordak insults them with admonishments like, “You are just a sniveling, whiny little goober, after all.” No one is going to rule the world after Vordak’s farcical directives, but readers will have a grand time turning pages to see what outlandish thing he’ll say or suggest next, while perfecting their own villainous laughs. Muahahahaha! Ages 8-up. (Aug.)
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published on August 24, 2010 by EgmontUSA
ISBN-10: 1606840134
ISBN-13: 9781606840139
15 Book Reviews
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  • surfgrom
    surfgromWednesday, April 8, 2015 at 5:05 am44 stars
    Now THIS is a funny book!!
    • I LOVE takosWednesday, October 1, 2014 at 2:42 pm
      Five and a half stars
      • penguin313
        penguin313Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 12:03 pm55 stars
        A hilarious book about an evil villain named Vordak who teaches you how to rule the world. A great book for kids of all ages. Muahahahaha!
        • dreaw
          dreawThursday, September 5, 2013 at 2:07 pm
          five stars
          • ninjaldb
            ninjaldbThursday, September 5, 2013 at 1:06 pm55 stars
            This book is an instruction manual on how to rule the world. It's extremely funny! It is also very interactive. I love this book a lot!
            • bookish5
              bookish5Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 11:25 am33 stars
              I kind of liked this book but it wasn't one that I would read again. It was a bit boring and I didn't particularly like the ending.
              • ocelot
                ocelotMonday, August 5, 2013 at 2:04 pm44 stars
                Totally comedy! How to grow up and rule the world is a great book. But wait, are you a good person or a bad person. If you want to treat people like the way you want to be treated put this book down, but if you're really headin' to be a world ruler, pick this book up and don't forget, if you want to be evil, DON'T READ CHAPTER 1!!!! It's only for people who want to be good!!! So have fun with this book, and learn the REAL way of rulin' the world, by VORDAK.
                • ilgrocks
                  ilgrocksThursday, July 25, 2013 at 8:19 pm44 stars
                  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.
                  • dreaw
                    dreawThursday, September 5, 2013 at 2:15 pm
                    i know right
                  • slappy
                    slappyFriday, June 7, 2013 at 12:20 pm55 stars
                    It was one of the best books I have ever read. It is funny, and great for all ages. Its basically a handbook.... FOR RULING THE WORLD! (MUAHAHAHAHA)
                    • kevinforget
                      kevinforgetSunday, May 19, 2013 at 2:01 pm55 stars
                      This book is about Vordak, an evil super genius that came very close to taking over the world many times. This book was the best.