Published by Alfred A. Knopf
Summary: Do you have what it takes to be a superhero? This step-by-step manual takes a young hero-in-training through seven steps to launch his career saving the world. While he chooses his super name, puts together a uniform, and decides on a sidekick, his sister looks on, hoping to help him, but eventually giving up and going her own (super) way. Arriving at Step 7: Save the World, our hero goes forth to do just that. His canine sidekick, however, has a different idea when a squirrel crosses their path. The ensuing chase proves to be pretty much the opposite of saving the world; meanwhile, his sister is shown helping to clean up a spill, throw away trash, and fix a bike chain. In the end, the two siblings realize that joining forces may be the quickest path to world redemption. 40 pages; grades K-3.
Pros: A fun addition to the superhero picture book shelf. Teachers could use this as a procedural writing mentor text.
Cons: The ending was a little predictable.