All kids have trouble getting a grip on their emotions, sometimes—even young superheroes! But what do they do when they’re having a bad day? Colorful action-packed illustrations and a dynamite rhyming text reveal the many ways superheroes (and ordinary children, too) can resist the super-temptation to cause a scene when they’re sad, mad, frustrated, lonely, or afraid. From burning off steam on a bike or a hike, to helping others, this energetic picture book has plenty of fun ideas to help kids cope when they’re feeling overwhelmed.
This book talks about how superheroes have powers that could cause them to do crazy things if they were having a bad day, but they choose to do the right thing and act like superheroes should. This is a great book to demonstrate what you can do to regulate your emotions, and I love that it shows superheroes doing this, as a good standard for kids to emulate. It’s ok to have a bad day, but it’s what you do with your emotions that matters.
Shelly Becker is the author of Sterling’s Even Superheroes Have Bad Days (a 2018 Blue Spruce Award Nominee), which Kirkus called “an action-packed romp,” and Mine! Mine! Mine!, which has been included in many top 5 and top 10 lists of books to teach the concept of sharing. In addition, Shelly is the author of more than 15 children’s novelty books. She lives in Toronto, Canada. Follow her @shellybeckerbooks.
Eda Kaban was born and raised in Turkey and studied illustration in the US. Her work has appeared in a wide variety of publications and her illustrations have been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, Creative Quarterly, American Illustration, and 3X3. She lives in Oakland, CA, with her husband. Follow her @petiteturk.
Eda Kaban is currently based out of Oakland, California, but was born and raised in Turkey. Eda is a children’s book illustrator, including of Old MacDonald Had a Truck, which was nominated for the Missouri Building Block 2017 Picture Book Award. Her work has been featured in a variety of publications, and she has worked with many clients including Penguin, Random House, HarperCollins, Chronicle Books, Simon & Schuster, Boston Globe and the Wall Street Journal. Eda loves reading and drawing, and she searches for stories through love, laughter, and observing the people around her. When she is not drawing, she can be found climbing or biking with her husband.