Send for A Superhero!

Send for A Superhero!

Book - 2014
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Comic-book action meets picture-book adventure in this exciting and funny new outing from beloved author Michael Rosen and illustrator Katharine McEwen.

Tune in as a father reads his children a bedtime story about the exploits of two villains, Filth and Vacuum, and their wicked plan to suck all the money out of the banks and cover everything with muck and slime. Who is strong enough to save the world? Not Steel Man, nor Flying Through the Air Very Fast Man, nor even Incredible Big Strong Green Man. It may just be a job for clever young Brad Forty, who transforms himself into . . . Extremely Boring Man! His superpower is making people fall asleep -- but will it work on the children listening to this story?
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2014, c2013.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed. --
ISBN: 9780763664381
0763664383
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill.
Additional Contributors: McEwen, Katharine

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ChristchurchLib Jul 01, 2015

When it's time for Emily and Elmer's bedtime story, Dad picks up an exciting superhero tale. Following along with Emily and Elmer, readers experience the story of Townton, which is being attacked by monsters Filth and Vacuum. Steel Man swoops in to save the day, but he is quickly bested by the baddies. After Super-Flying-Through-the-Air-Very-Fast Man and Incredibly-Big-Strong-Green Man fail as well, it's time to call in Extremely Boring Man, who has the power to put everyone to sleep -- except for Emily and Elmer. This adventure-within-a-bedtime-story features the stereotypical characters and old-fashioned look of newspaper comic strips, but with a tongue-in-cheek twist.

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