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Sunday 4 September 2011

Review: No Kind of Superman

Dads are only human.

They can fix the washing machine... but always put the red clothes in with the white.

They can pack your bag for you... but forget your coat.

They may find it hard to say the right words sometimes, but you do know they really love you.

No matter. They may be only human, but they will fly to your side at the speed of one of those crazy bullets if you need them. And they'll leap over tall buildings and climb mountains, too - just to be sure you're safe and loved.

Sometimes they may wish things could be different, but they will never wish you different - for you are the light in their life.

Keep the tissues on hand when you read this heart-tugging tale to the kids. Beautifully written and charmingly illustrated, with that rare and special blend of humour and emotion (yes, you will laugh through tears), this is a priceless book that perfectly showcases the unshakeable love between father and child - no matter how imperfectly human.

Title: No Kind of Superman
Author: Danny Parker
Illustrator: Matt Ottley
Publisher: Windy Hollow Books, $28.95RRP
Publication Date: July 2011
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781921136771
For ages: 4 - 8
Type: Picture Book