Deal With It! Even Superheroes Have Bad Days by Shelly Becker
WHEN SUPERHEROES DON'T GET THEIR WAY,
WHEN THEY HAVE A BAD DAY . . .
It could be a bad scene!
They could crush trucks and toss them all around, and screech with eardrum-splitting super sounds.
THEY COULD USE LASER EYES
TO IGNITE FOREST FIRES.
But, would the caped crusaders do all that?
No. Superheroes are way too cool for temper tantrums.
If heroes need to blow off some steam, they exercise to the extreme. They mountain bike over towering peaks and run or hike from sea to shining sea. And when they cool down, they put on fresh super suits, don their capes, magic bracelets, or whatever, flex their muscles, and get busy....
HATCHING SUPER-PLANS TO HELP BANISH WORLD SADNESS,
BUILDING FABULOUS THEME PARKS FOR GIGGLES AND GLADNESS.
With a tongue-in-cheek look at super-hero-hood, Shelly Becker's Even Superheroes Have Bad Days (Sterling Books, 2016) gives kids a look at what could happen when super powers let a bad day get the best of them. It's not a pretty sight, and kids will get the premise that keeping your cool, exercising some self-control, actually is the super way to go.
Becker provides the the rhymes and rhythms to get readers into the swing of things, and artist Eda Kaban's variety of comical, conical-shaped superheroes will provide some of the giggles and gladness along with demonstrations of how, when push comes to shove, to be really super. And for yet another temper-taming tale, pair this one with Jane Yolen's and Mark Teague's How Do Dinosaurs Say I'M MAD? (Blue Sky Press).