Fridays seem to come faster and faster each week! Not that I'm complaining, I love Fridays. We all just veg out after a full week of homework, sports, and whatever activities come our way. Oh, and I don't cook on Fridays- even better.
But, Fridays also mean Perfect Picture Books from Susanna Hill. As I have done in the past, I'm picking a book strongly influenced by Z, my four year old. He's so good at this! So, after several visits to the bookstore, we finally bought the book, along with another of his favorites, but I'll save that one for next week. And so, I bring you: The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man.
Title: The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man
Written by: Michael Chabon
Illustrated by: Jake Parker
Published by Balzer +Bray, an imprint of Harper Collins, 2011
Suitable for: Ages 4-8
Theme/Topics: Action, adventure, imagination
Overview/Synopsis: From the publisher: 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. And yes, he does have a secret!
Activities: The only thing needed for an activity is imagination. The way this story reads, it follows the adventure of a child perfectly, right down to the restoring of energy for more battles, and the super secret home base.
Why I Chose This Book: Z and I were in the bookstore and the cover art was what did it. Z got the book from the shelf and we sat on the couch and started reading. Next trip to the bookstore, the same thing happened. Needless to say, we now own the book and have read it several times since Tuesday. One could say the book chose us.