Wednesday 7 December 2016

Even Superheroes Have Bad Days Book Review

I love a good book delivery and that's just what the kids got the other day and it included the fantastic new book from author Shelly Becker, Even Superheroes Have Bad Days. With my girls currently into all things superhero related thanks to the DC superhero girl range, this couldn't have been a more appropriate book for them.

When superheroes don't get their way, when they're sad, when they're mad, when they've had a bad day, they could super-rampage - they could, but they don't, because real superheroes just wouldn't - they won't!

Right from the front cover you get the sense that this book is going to be extremely entertaining whilst teaching quite an important life lesson. The superheroes all look like they are indeed having a bad day, like things just haven't gone right, perhaps wishing for the day to be over and as the reader we are already asking the question, "what has happened?".

My girls were already at this point discussing what superhero they'd like to be and the kind of powers that they would possess and as we opened the book and found out all of the superheroes names they were calling each other by those names, very funny running round shouting things like Zing, Typhoon and Screecher.

As the story progresses we see just what the superheroes could do with their powers if they chose to, from kicking, punching and pounding to causing weather problems and sitting back and letting the criminals win but of course they don't do any of those things and why is that, well because they won't let their bad moods get the best of them of course.

With the use of rhyming words and fantastic illustrations from Eda Kaban we begin to learn that is indeed ok to have a bad, the fact is even the best of have days that we wish we could start over but it is how we react to them that matters. Instead of dwelling in the bad, get up, dust yourself off and carry on regardless.

I think as adults we all know to well what a bad day can feel like and I found this book actually reminded me how to act, because our children learn from our actions and we don't want to teach them that having a bad day means you can act horribly or just sit down and give up. Even Superheroes Have Bad Days reminds us that the world does indeed keep turning regardless of your mood on any given day.


  1. Even Superheroes Have Bad Days sounds like a really inspirational book for adults as well as children!


  2. What a brilliant title! I love this concept for a book, it's such a good idea to support children's emotional literacy! Thanks for sharing, I'll be looking this one up! #readwithme

  3. Sounds a fun book with a point to pass across. Think my boys would like it

  4. love the idea of this book and is def one to look out for x

  5. Aww, I really like the sound of this book! I love the concept. And the illustrations look great, too. xx #ReadWithMe


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