Title: We Can Be Heroes
Author: Lorrie Holmes
Illustrator: Adriana Kohlman
Published: April 12, 2018
Character Origin: Human | Pages: 51
Book Type: Picture Book | Format: Digital
Synopsis: This colorful and fun picture book introduces young children to community helpers by portraying them as the everyday heroes they are. Download our We Can Be Heroes song which you can play as you scroll through the pages of this story. For our digital version, we have even embedded our animated music video at the end of this book for extra enjoyment!
What a cute picture book for early (impressionable) readers. I love how Holmes transforms those who may seem ordinary into the EXTRAordinary. Our communities flourish because of the people that support and strive to make it better. They are all superheroes in my book and I am truly thankful for them. We all have a part to play. Introducing students to community helpers early enables them to see how they impact their daily lives more clearly.
Kohlman’s illustrations were fun and colorful. The text is direct and to the point which is best for younger kids. The addition of the definitions at the end is a great touch and helps teachers/parents address any questions that kids may have about community helpers quickly. As an added bonus, there are printables, a sing along, and other resources that accompany the digital book. We Can Be Heroes is a curriculum that students and teachers will enjoy.