Thursday, June 21, 2012
Book Review - Superhero : Everyone Needs A Hero
Author Don M. Winn says that everyone needs a hero. In an interview with Focus Magazine, he said, “‘When I was growing up, we had heroes to look up to like the Lone Ranger and Roy Rogers, real people who were champions because they did the right thing.”
His children’s book, Superhero: Everyone Needs a Hero, is centered on that very premise. At night, the young boy dreams of being a superhero, defeating foes of all sizes and facing off against evil monsters; “It matters not a hero’s size, with super strength and x-ray eyes, for crooks will soon meet their demise. A Superhero, I!” As it turns out, even superheroes need a hero once in awhile. When the young superhero finds himself afraid, he is need of a hero; however, the hero on which he calls does not have any superpowers; he is just an ordinary father. “For in defeat I will not fall, when there’s a hero I can call, the greatest hero of them all, it is my Dad, not I!”
Although children think of superheroes as people with special powers, Winn shows his young readers that everyone can be a hero. He redefines the commonly held conception of a superhero, “… in actuality, a true hero is someone with ordinary abilities doing ordinary things but doing so under extraordinary circumstances. Most of the time, it’s these very ordinary people with ordinary abilities that have the greatest impact on our lives.”
Superhero: Everyone Needs a Hero is a great reminder for children that even the most heroic among us also needs a hero once in awhile, and that heroes can come in all different shapes and sizes, even without extraordinary or supernatural powers. Winn will win over his young readers with his Cardboard Box Adventure series, which includes this and other stories of heroism, determination and doing the right thing.
About the Author
Don Winn is the author and creator of the Cardboard Box Adventures series of interactive children’s books. Winn was inspired to write children’s stories by the warm bond that it creates between children and those with whom they are reading. Some of his titles include: Twitch the Squirrel and the Forbidden Bridge, The Higgledy-Piggledy Pigeon and The Tortoise and the Hairpiece. He has also released two installments in his Sir Kaye series of chapter books. Winn conducts school visits that include reading with projected pictures, Q and A sessions, book signings and workshops for both students and parents.
For more information about Cardboard Box Adventures, visit www.donwinn.com.
Find him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Don-Winns-Cardboard-Box-Adventures/129282040468009?v=app_4949752878.
Follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/don_winn.
View his YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/cbaadmindon/videos.
Read his blog at http://cardboardboxadventures.wordpress.com/.
My Take on the Book
This was a fun book with a great message that I enjoyed sharing with my kids! The illustrations jump off the page and the idea of being and having a hero resonated with my girls! After reading this book my girls and I had a good conversation about what it means to be a hero and who can be a hero and even how they themselves can be one! It was a great conversation and one that I think every family should have with their kids! This was a fun loving family story that all should enjoy!
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