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Friday 18 March 2016

Review: The Day I Lost My Superpowers

I just adore picture books with strong lead characters, and this fabulous little chick is an absolute charmer when it comes to adventure and being utterly oneself.

The day she discovers she can fly, our little superhero decides to hone her superpowers.

She leaps from her bed to learn to fly. She makes food instantly disappear (though it never works with peas). She commands things to do as she wishes (most successful on plants, least successful on dogs), and she can even travel back in time. I'll let you read the book to find out how she does that one (gorgeous!).
With super ('scuse the pun) cool illustrations on divinely thick, un-coated paper, this is a visually gorgeous story, with plenty of movement and charm. Written with superbly dry humour, it will make adults chuckle as much as little ones.

Fun for both boys and girls--and indeed, the main character could also be portrayed as a boy.

Title: The Day I Lost My Superpowers
Author: Michael Escoffier
Illustrator: Kris Di Giacomo
Publisher: Enchanted Lion, $21.99 RRP
Publication Date: 1 April 2014
Format: Hard cover with dust jacket
ISBN: 9781592701445
For ages: 4 - 8
Type: Picture Book