Every Saturday we hope to share with you our thoughts on reading and books. We thought that it would be good practice to reflect on our reading lives and our thoughts about reading in general. While on occasion, we would feature a few books in keeping with this, there would be a few posts where we will just write about our thoughts on read-alouds, libraries, reading journals, upcoming literary conferences, books that we are excited about, and just book love miscellany in general.
We have just recently concluded our #GB101020 celebration for our tenth year anniversary. We are now ready to focus on our quarterly reading theme – and what better way than to feature a book that still features ten rules of being a superhero, a shout-out to our magic ten number.
Ten Rules Of Being A Superhero (Amazon | Book Depository)
Written and Illustrated by Deb Pilutti
Published by Henry Holt & Co. (2014)
ISBN: 0805097597 (ISBN13: 9780805097597). Borrowed from NLB Overdrive. Book photos taken by me.
The book opens immediately to Rule Number One of what it means to be a superhero. I have a feeling that a lot of children would be very keen to know exactly what these rules are.
Evidently, not all mothers are particularly appreciative of these rules, as can be seen below. What I especially liked about this picturebook, apart from its light-heartedness and humor, is the attention to detail; not to mention the visual codes and clues embedded in each page.
The bright colors, onomatopoeia, and the genuine desire to draw bravery from within one’s self – even if it means wearing a cape is definitely appreciated by this reader. This is a fun, empowering book that would undoubtedly inspire young readers to find the superheroes within them.