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SuperDad's Day Off

SuperDad's Day Off
Written by Phil Earle
Illustrated by Steve May
Barrington Stoke £6.99
ISBN: 978-1781126844

Stanley is a normal boy, living in a normal family - except that his dad happens to be the greatest superhero on the planet. His dad spends six days a week saving the world from disasters, aliens and bad guys, but, on the seventh day, Stan's mum insists he has a day off.

On that day Stan and his dad get to spend time together doing the things they love. On one such Friday, when his dad is feeling particularly tired from all his superhero activities, they keep meeting people with emergencies and it is up to Stan to find solutions to ensure that they will still get their time together.

A humorous story that warmly and gently celebrates the bond between fathers and sons and the importance of family. The superhero theme and the humour make this a delight for children to read alone or to share with an adult. Steve May's colour illustrations really enhance the story and brilliantly draw out its humour. This is another title in the excellent Little Gems series from Barrington Stoke. They are designed to help emergent, reluctant and dyslexic readers unlock the love of reading.

Annie Everall


 

 

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