Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Superhero ABC

SuperHero ABC
Written and illustrated by Bob McLeod

I don't know if it's all boys, or just most of the little boys I know, but they really dig superheroes. Faster than lightening, stronger than steel, and better than the bad-guy, my boys just can't seem to get enough! Unfortunately, comic book heroes have been adulterated for adults! I keep my eyes open for hero-related items that are truly for kids, and I am happy to share this one with you.

SuperHero ABC is a book about many superheros, one for each letter of the alphabet in fact. It's unmistakenly for kids, as some of the sillier superheroes are quite appealing to a child's sense of humor, namely Goo girl (who shoots great gobs of goo at gangsters), The Volcano (who vomits on villains), and Upside-Down Man (who wears his uniform under his underwear). Artist Bob McLeod does a superb job with his invented heroes, and you would expect him to as he's worked for Marvel Comics on characters such as Wonder Woman and The Incredible Hulk. For the superhero lover who is at just about the right age for an alphabet book, this book will certainly spur imagination. You might be surprised with the superheroes that show up in your house afterwards!


happyender said...

I bought this book for my five year old superhero for Christmas. We love it. This book spawned his already overzealous imagination and he made his own Superhero ABC book, his favorite page being Lanse the Lizard Man who leaps over candlesticks (a little nursery rhyming coming through here)and lava while laughing at pink lions (obviously, only pink ones are funny - the rest are scary). He eats lots of lollipops and licorice. Thank you for telling me about this book.

Anonymous said...

Neat book! Just the thing for my 4 year old.

Corey Schwartz said...

Thanks, Lindsay. I'll look for it.