My Hero (Hardcover)
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Awesome Girl heroically saves her daddy from danger in this adorable and funny book, perfect for Father's Day and beyond.
Quicker than lightning, stronger than steel, disguised as an ordinary kid, Awesome Girl is here to save the day! That is, until her dad says it’s time to come in for a bath. Abigail is tired of her dad not believing in her true superhero powers . . . until she finally gets the chance to show him what she can do by saving him from the tentacles of a supervillain.
About the Author
Brian Biggs is the author-illustrator of the Tinyville Town and Everything Goes series, and the illustrator of several picture books and chapter books for young readers, including The Space Walk, Katherine Applegate's Roscoe Riley Rules series, Jon Scieszka's Frank Einstein series, and Sally Warner's Ellray Jakes series.
"Biggs flips the script on classic father-daughter tales with this standout book . . . [a] high-octane adventure . . . Biggs’s lively storytelling and polychromatic mixed-media illustrations achieve the difficult task of being simultaneously action-packed and emotionally complex, making this an ideal book for budding superheroes." —Publishers Weekly
"Gouache and glued paper emphasize Biggs’ ebullient style of splotchy gradients in funky ’70s hues, and the bold-lettered text adds drama to the action scenes. The book takes an interesting turn . . . as traditional page spreads with contained text move to full-on comic book panels with speech bubbles for the heroic bits. All those misunderstood viewers who yearn for superhero glory will cheer on Awesome Girl as she rescues her father and finally gets the parental validation she deserves." —BCCB