Even superheroes slip up and err. When that happens, do they complain or give up in despair? NO! 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 and keep on saving the world in the most super way! This follow-up to Even Superheroes Have Bad Days teaches kids another humorous lesson in overcoming adversity.
My boys seem to always want things perfect. They get upset when they color outside of the lines and sad if they make someone else feel bad. I would love to be able to show them that even the best of the best make mistakes. Hopefully this would help them see what to do when they mess up. I did have to explain what was happening in the story, but that gave us time to ask questions and relate it to things my boys could understand.
I love how diverse the superheroes are in the illustrations, and the fantastic message about how to approach dealing with mistakes you’ve made, with both examples of how TO deal with them and HOW NOT TO deal with them… even if that may seem like the natural or easier way.
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.