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Superhero Mom

Superhero Mom

Illustrated by Joe Berger


Superhero Mom

About the Book

All moms are amazing, and the mom in this story is no exception. She doesn't wear a cape or fly around, but she runs for the bus so fast it feels like flying; uses her superstrength to carry her daughter’s boots, coat, bag, and scooter; and can make bumps and bruises better with just a kiss. Maybe moms really do have superpowers!

Product Details

On sale: March 26, 2019
Age: 3-7 years
Grade: Preschool - 2
Page count: 32 Pages
ISBN: 9781536205671

Author Bio

Timothy Knapman is the author of many picture books, including Superhero Dad, illustrated by Joe Berger; The Winter Fox, illustrated by Rebecca Harry; and Soon, illustrated by Patrick Benson. He writes both fiction and nonfiction, and his books have been translated into fifteen languages. In his spare time, he writes plays and musicals, because he believes that onstage, as between the covers of a book, the real and the fantastical can collide, and that is where all great storytelling comes from. Timothy Knapman lives in England.

Joe Berger, the illustrator of Superhero Dad and Hubble Bubble, Granny Trouble, writes and illustrates books for children and adults. He is also a cartoonist who makes the occasional award-winning animated short film or title sequence. He lives in England with his wife, three daughters, two cats, and a small dog.


Move over Superhero Dad—there's a new superhero in town. As in their previous collaboration (2016), Knapman and Berger spin a young girl's ordinary routine so that it seems her mother must be a superhero.
—Kirkus Reviews

The child narrator in this spunky picture book acknowledges that many mothers are special, but she believes that her mom—who sports a high ponytail and rocks red Chuck Taylors—is a superhero. Berger’s high-energy digital graphics show the supermom in mid-motion, making pancakes, untangling hair, and tending to a hurt knee.
—Publishers Weekly

The mother in Timothy Knapman’s high-energy paean for 2- to 5-year-olds, ‘Superhero Mom’ (Nosy Crow, 28 pages, $15.99), dazzles her young daughter with amazing competence, speed and ingenuity. Youthful and ponytailed, with a retro scarf around her neck, Superhero Mom in Joe Berger’s pictures throws off stars and rainbows like a human sparkler. ‘She does so many things at once,’ the narrator exults. ‘She zooms from here to there. Mending . . . mixing . . . making . . . taming tangles in my hair.’
—The Wall Street Journal