Reviews for Superhero School

Library Media Connection Reviews 2013 May/June
At the Superhero School all of the students have superpowers, except Henry. Although well-liked, Henry's only powers seem to be making others laugh at his pranks. When a monster invades the school, the other students are unable to overpower the huge ogre. It is when Henry uses a prank that he is able to overpower the monster, proving that laughter is sometimes more productive than having special physical powers. The plot is rather simplistic. However, young readers will enjoy the superhero aspect of the story as well as the colorful illustrations. Jo Drudge, Educational Reviewer, Rome City, Indiana. ADDITIONAL SELECTION Copyright 2012 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

School Library Journal Reviews 2013 January

PreS-Gr 2--Henry is not doing very well at Superhero School. All the other kids have special abilities, such as flying or invisibility, but his only talent is in being the class clown. While popular with his classmates, he worries that he doesn't have what it takes to fight villains. His fears are abated when the school is attacked by a giant blue monster. All the other children try call upon their special powers but to no avail. Henry is able to use his wits and pull the ultimate prank on the monster to defeat it. Unfortunately, the narrative is occasionally stilted, with the sentences ending abruptly in places. However, the story is clever and kids will appreciate that Henry's skills are needed. Goossens's illustrations are bright and inviting. An appealing storytime choice.--Mary Cass Mabbot, Indianapolis Public Library

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