Superhero Instruction Manual by Kristy Dempsey Book Review

Superhero Instruction Manual by Kristy Dempsey
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: May 17, 2016

Becoming a hero requires a lot of planning. First you much select a secret identity, choose a superpower, pick a sidekick. There are just so many aspects to becoming a superhero and sometimes one needs a little help to get off the ground.

A wonderful book for all the aspiring superheros out there. There were so many funny moments throughout like when the boy chooses the dog as his sidekick over his sister. In the end though, it is his sister who teaches him to be a true superhero. This book was also a prime example of how picture books should be a marriage between illustration and text. The illustrations are so bright and engaging and tell a story on their own, although the text is certainly needed to make the story complete. This one has a lot of read-aloud potential for classrooms and storytimes.