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Super Hair-O and the Barber of Doom
by John Rocco


Overview - Every super hero gets his powers from somewhere. The young hero of this book, Rocco, thinks his abilities come from his shock of red hair, and the longer it gets, the stronger he becomes. He even has a posse of super friends with wild hair of their own.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Every super hero gets his powers from somewhere. The young hero of this book, Rocco, thinks his abilities come from his shock of red hair, and the longer it gets, the stronger he becomes. He even has a posse of super friends with wild hair of their own. Our hero is unstoppable--until the day he's dragged to the super evil villain's lair and robbed of his powers. How will he face his friends? Will he ever regain his super hero-ness? A girl who has been watching all along offers the gang a chance to save the day and get their groove back.
With bold images that burst with energy from white backgrounds and narration as earnest as Superman himself, SUPER HAIR-O AND THE BARBER OF DOOM is a feel-good and funny book for emergent comic book fans and parents who grew up on them.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781423121893
  • ISBN-10: 1423121899
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
  • Publish Date: May 2013
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-7
  • Dimensions: 11 x 8.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Boys & Men
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Comics & Graphic Novels - Superheroes
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-03-25
  • Reviewer: Staff

“Write what you know,” goes the saying, and an author photo of a young Rocco with a big, unruly ’fro proves he knows from epic hair. The boy in this story, an enthusiastically comedic departure from Rocco’s Caldecott Honor–winning Blackout, is sure that his giant tangle of hair is—like Sampson—responsible for his “superpowers.” The boy’s powers basically amount to self-confidence, and Rocco shows him dressed in a lightning bolt T-shirt and cape, swinging upside down from a tire swing and launching himself from a homemade ramp on his bike, as three similarly shaggy “superfriends” cheer him on. After the boy’s father hauls him off to the “villain’s lair” (the barbershop), his entire world turns gray; worse still, his friends have also been shorn and stripped of their abilities. Halftone dots and star bursts contribute to the story’s comics-driven aesthetic as the boys get an opportunity to redeem themselves and find their inner hero. With a light, humorous touch, Rocco reveals that sometimes the Kryptonite is all in your head. Ages 4–9. Agent: Rob Weisbach, Rob Weisbach Creative Management. (May)

 
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