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REVIEW: My Principal is a Superhero by Joey & Melanie Acker

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Title: My Principal is a Superhero

Author: Joey & Melanie Acker

Illustrator: Joey & Melanie Acker

Published: February 10, 2019

Theme: Imagination and Compare/Contrast

Character Origin: Human

Book Type: Picture Book

Synopsis: The students at Mr. Clarkson’s school think he might be a superhero!

Come join Mr. Clarkson’s students in discovering if he really is a superhero or just a super principal. He is extraordinary, strong, fast, and his teachers say he is ALWAYS saving the day!

‘My Principal is a Superhero’ is a fun and easy read for ages 4-10. Published in large print, this book is also great for classroom read-alouds and as an entertaining book to read at home.

My summary…

This story is about how Mr. Clarkson’s students view him. He does such really great things that the students suggest that he’s really a superhero–which isn’t too far from the truth.

My thoughts…

I really enjoyed reading this story. I agree with the writers that this is an excellent read-aloud book, especially in a class setting. The imagery is simple yet welcoming to the reader. I’m glad to read a book that highlights educational professionals as they are often unsung heroes. The Ackers do a great job of accentuating the principal’s traits to those indicative of a superhero. I loved that!

My rating…


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