Thursday, 26 January 2017

Even Superheroes Have Bad Days

Even Superheroes Have Bad Days

By Shelly Becker
Illustrated by Eda Kaban
Published by Stirling Children's Books

When Superheroes don't get their way, when they've had a bad day, they could super-rampage, or have a tantrum, they could, but they don't, because real superheroes just wouldn't - a fun and enjoyable read with an important message.

Everyone has bad days, even superheroes. When superheroes are sad, mad or having a bad day, they could use their super powers to kick, punch, shriek, throw trucks and crush buildings. But upset superheroes make a choice, they burn angry steam with speed-of-light hiking, rescue people in need, hatch super-plans to help banish world sadness, and battle the urge to do serious harm. It's okay if they frown, sigh, slump down and cry but they then get up and get on with their day and saving the world in their own unique way!

This delightful and fun rhyming book is a great way to start conversations about emotions and would help to talk about depression and sadness. By featuring the popular subject of superheroes, it offers humour and fun on an important subject. The illustrations also work well especially showing amusing scenes where the superheroes are causing trouble. I especially like the end papers which features the superheroes and their names. 

I think it's a great idea in using superheroes to get across an important message - this would be a great book for little ones starting school or where there may be a lot of changes happening in their life - or for any superhero fan, big or small! 

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