Review: Super Duper

At first glance this book appears to be deceptively simple, but inside its pages this title packs a lot of punch within its weight range! 

One of the truly delightful things about this book is that every idea is inspired by a real life child’s answer to the question ‘If you could be a superhero, what would you be?’

In Super Duperwe follow the super-duper lass named Cooper, as she journeys on her world-wide quest to find young heroes. Through her eyes we meet loads of heroes who are just ordinary children with big dreams.

We meet children whose superpowers are diverse and exciting. Because who doesn’twant to be able to cough up a candy bar whenever they feel the need for a sugar hit? And how cool would it be to shoot lightening from your feet or to camouflage yourself into your surroundings at will? Surely those are on everybody’s list – young and old.

Other superpowers are having eyes all over your head so that you can see in any direction, or enough food to feed the world, or my personal favourite – turning yourself into wi-fi and being able to travel through the air to anywhereat all!

Super Duper’s very clever design element sees an engaging rhyming narrative with simple, colourful, stylised illustrations which work together to create an easy flow and eminent readability. These combined elements actually allow the reader’s imagination to run amok with the ideas as they are introduced.

Super Duper is a bright, cheerful and optimistic book that will offer hope and appeal to all ages and stages.

Title: Super Duper
Author/Illustrator: Dan Marshall
Publisher: Pantera Press $24.99
Publication Date: 29 March 2022
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781648987451
For ages: 2 – 12
Type: Children’s Non-fiction

June 13, 2022 at 12:57AM DimbutNice