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Ten Rules of Being a Superhero
by Deb Pilutti


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In order to be a real superhero, you have to follow some important rules:

Rule #1: A superhero must ALWAYS respond to a call for help.

Rule #2: Saving the day is messy. But everyone understands.

In this handy guide, Captain Magma and his trusty sidekick, Lava Boy, take young readers on an adventure to learn all ten rules of being a good superhero.  Read more...


 
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Overview

In order to be a real superhero, you have to follow some important rules:

Rule #1: A superhero must ALWAYS respond to a call for help.

Rule #2: Saving the day is messy. But everyone understands.

In this handy guide, Captain Magma and his trusty sidekick, Lava Boy, take young readers on an adventure to learn all ten rules of being a good superhero.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780805097597
  • ISBN-10: 0805097597
  • Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
  • Publish Date: October 2014
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-7
  • Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds

Series: Christy Ottaviano Books

Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Imagination & Play
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Toys, Dolls & Puppets

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-08-25
  • Reviewer: Staff

As a boy plays sidekick to his beloved Captain Magma action figure, he formulates a set of rules that both celebrate the superhero life and justify his own not- always-exemplary behavior, whether it’s littering the living room with toys (“Rule Number 2: Saving the day is messy. But everyone understands”) or escaping a scary bee (“Rule Number 8: A superhero is always brave. Well, almost always”). Pilutti (The Twelve Days of Christmas in Michigan) has a terrific sense of space, but what’s most refreshing is how she defines her characters and their relationship. Instead of opting for braggadocio and mock high drama, Pilutti’s duo’s self-awareness and low-stakes theatrics have an offhanded, almost improvisational vibe. Accused of being afraid of the bee, Lava Boy, hiding his head under his cape, is quick to point out, “I’m not, but Captain Magma is.” And after Lava Boy extols Captain Magma’s superpowers (“He is really strong, has lava vision, and a friendly personality”), Captain Magma thinks, “It’s true, but I do wish I could fly.” Ages 4–7. Agent: Jennifer Rofé, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (Oct.)

 
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