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REVIEW: Even Superheroes Make Mistakes by

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Title: Even Superheroes Make Mistakes

Author: Shelly Becker

Illustrator: Eda Kaban

Published: October 2, 2018

Theme:  Adversity

Character Origin: Human

Book Type: Picture Book | Pages: 40

Ages: 5-8 | Book Level: — | Lexile Measure: 850L

Synopsis: What do young superheroes do when they’ve blundered and bungled? They don’t get mad; they get SMART! This fun follow-up to Even Superheroes Have Bad Days teaches kids another humorous lesson in overcoming adversity.

Even superheroes sometimes slip up and err. And when that happens, do they say, “It’s not FAIR?” or give up in despair? NO! “Ashamed Superheroes who goofed up somehow . . . First STOP . . . then CONSIDER what’s best to do now.”  Whether they’ve nabbed the wrong guy by mistake or bashed into a planet while zooming through space, all superheroes ‘fess up their mess-up, get on with their day, and keep on saving the world in the most super way!

My thoughts…

In an age that is saturated with DC and Marvel movies/comics, it’s nice to have a commonsense book about heroes having vulnerabilities. I enjoyed reading this book and even had a laugh or two. While the text is a little silly (on purpose), it also offers solutions for the superheroes to course correct their mistakes. This story allows kids to see that everyone makes mistakes and that’s ok.

I am amazed (while I shouldn’t be) that the illustrations were done digitally. Kaban made them fun and entertaining. This would be a great read aloud in a class setting or at bedtime. The highlighted text makes it easy to apply emphasis on certain words for little ears. This book is a great way for kids to learn how to overcome adversity.

My rating…

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