for The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man
by Michael Chabon
and Jake Parker
Superhero Awesome Man has “a cape as red as a rocket, a mask as black as midnight, and a stylin’ letter A on my chest.” His superpowers are spectacular, too, what with his positronic eyeball rays, ability to cross the time barrier, and trademark Awesome Power Grip. But when Professor Von Evil’s Flaming Eyeball gets away, Awesome Man has to get a grip of a different sort: A tantrum simply will not do. Who is Awesome Man really? Kids might be surprised, although observant readers and listeners may not only have figured out Awesome Man’s secret identity from clues in the art, but Professor Von Evil’s too. This fresh, funny take on imaginative play features stylized illustrations in perfect synch with the comics-style sensibility of the story. (Ages 4–8)
CCBC Choices 2012. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2012. Used with permission.
Awesome Man can shoot positronic rays out of his eyeballs, fly as straight as an arrow, and hug mutant Jell-O! Even villains like Professor Von Evil and the Flaming Eyeball are no match for this caped crusader.
But Awesome Man also has a secret. . . . Can you guess what it is?
The first picture book from Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon perfectly captures the fantasy life of young superhero fans.
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