Friday, December 20, 2013

Man of Steel: Superman's Superpowers by Lucy Rosen - ADVISABLE

Rosen, Lucy Man of Steel: Superman’s Superpowers  Illustrated by Andie Tong  HarperCollins, 2013.  $3.99 EARLY READER  Content: G.  

This early reader concentrates on Clark Kent when he was growing up and coming into his powers.  His parents always knew he wasn’t going to be a normal little boy because they found him in a crashed alien vessel, but when Clark started to get x-ray vision and laser eyesight he was upset because he wanted to be like everyone else.  His parents taught him that he could use his powers for good or evil.  Clark Kent decided to use his powers for good and became known as Superman.  

This is a fun look at how Superman decided to become a superhero.  The illustrations are comic strip style.  There is between 2-5 sentences depending on the page, so it’s a more advanced early reader, but a great addition for your superhero section of the library.  

EL (K-3)-ADVISABLE.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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