And a really super one
So my mum sewed my undies
With an ‘S’ upon the bum
Thus begins this delightful tale of a young girl who longs to be a superhero and her patient sidekick (her Mum).
Each double page features two illustrations: the girl’s image of herself as a valiant superhero, saving the world from crooks and dazzling crowds with her super powers and gorgeous hair contrasting with a more realistic image, usually featuring the long suffering mother dealing with the mess and mayhem that follows in the wake of all superheroes in training.
A Really Super Hero is a wonderful celebration of the imagination and energy of childhood and the things mothers (and parents in general) do to help their children create wonderful memories. The illustrations perfectly complement the fun story, clearly portraying the youthful enthusiasm of the child and the weariness of her long-suffering sidekick.
Title: A Really Super Hero
Author/Illustrator: Charlotte Lance
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, $19.99 RRP
Publication Date: 20 March 2013
For ages: 3 - 7 years
Type: Picture book