Bedtime for Superheroes, by Katherine Locke | Book Review

Book Review of Bedtime for Superheroes
The Children’s Book Review

Written by Katherine Locke

Illustrated by Rayanne Vieira

Ages 4-8 | 32 Pages

Publisher: Running Press Kids | ISBN: 978-0-7624-6973-4

What to expect: Superheroes, Adventure, Bedtime, Diversity

Superheroes have a lot to do! They fight bad guys – Bam! Pow! They save animals – Zoinks! But then it’s time for all little superheroes to do things at home. Eat healthy meals, stretch their bodies and wash up. But the most important thing of all for a superhero? To get a peaceful, wonderful rest! It can be hard, after a long day fighting crime and having adventures, to settle down for bed. But with the help of these fun heroes, children can do just that. So tell the kids to snuggle up with their favorite super-snuggly sidekick and tuck themselves in tight, because even superheroes need their rest!

With bright, bold images featuring a diverse cast of characters, this is a super fun bedtime romp. Kiddos who love shows like PJ Masks or Marvel Comics will delight in kids who look like them, dressed in fun and unique superhero costumes. Everything from tutus to squirrel ears make an appearance, as well as your usual capes and masks. Illustrator Rayanne Vieira’s pictures of boys and girls wearing whatever they fancy most, creates a fun and inclusive storyline that will make any kid feel at home and relaxed. And right before bed, that’s so important! Author Katherine Locke’s playful story with fun, old-fashioned wording (Zap! Kapow!) gives the book a retro feel that even parents will love.

Perfect for toddlers and big kids who are always ready to fight crime and go on an adventure (but may have a hard time settling down to sleep), BEDTIME FOR SUPERHEROES is a wonderful addition to the adventure of bedtime!

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About the Author

Katherine Locke is a co-editor and contributor to It’s a Whole Spiel and a contributor to Unbroken: 13 Stories about Disabled Teens. Their debut YA novel, The Girl with the Red Balloon, was a 2018 Sydney Taylor Honor Book and a Paste Magazine Best YA of 2017 pick. They’ve worked as a college tour guide, nanny, and safety manager on a mushroom farm. Katherine lives and writes in Philadelphia.

About the Illustrator

Rayanne Vieira is an illustrator from Brazil. She graduated in 2017 with a degree in Animation and Digital Arts. She likes to illustrate colorful and whimsical stories. When she’s not working, she likes to read comics, bake different kinds of pastries, and watch cartoons.

Bedtime for Superheroes, written by Katherine Locke and illustrated by Rayanne Vieira, was reviewed by Denise Mealy. Discover more books like Bedtime for Superheroes by following our reviews and articles tagged with superheroes, adventure, bedtime, and diversity.

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September 29, 2021 at 12:49PM Denise Mealy