Supertato by Sue Hendra


Written by Sue Hendra

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July 2014 Book of the Month A terrific joke lies at the heart of this high action drama. When one badly behaved pea escapes from the freezer, chaos ensues. Luckily, there is a super hero to hand. Supertato, the potato with a very big difference, is soon on the tail of this tearaway. After a chase through scrumptious looking cakes, a near fatal accident for Supertato when he is attacked with a potato masher and much more the pea is finally trapped in a deliciously wobbly looking jelly and frog-marched back to the freezer.


Supertato by Sue Hendra

Meet Supertato! He's always there for you when the chips are down. He's the superhero with eyes everywhere - and he's about to meet his arch nemesis.

The fabulous new character from Sue Hendra, the bestselling illustrator of Barry the Fish with Fingers and Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell.


Praise for Sue Hendra and her wacky picture books:

“Lively illustrations, simple words and a cheeky storyline to make this great fun.” Mother & Baby

“Three cheers for a new Sue Hendra [No-Bot the Robot with No Bottom], and her endlessly
inventive heroes’’ Daily Mail

“Hendra knows how to tickle funny bones’’ The Bookseller

About the Author

Sue Hendra

Sue Hendra says:

"I graduated from the University of Brighton in 1994 and have been working as an illustrator of children's books since then. I've worked on over 70 titles now and I really enjoy it. I used to illustrate completely by hand but now I work on computer as well as painting. In addition to making books I run weekly art clubs for 8- 12 year olds at two of my local museums. I started this a couple of years ago and discovered that I really love working with children. I still live in Brighton and work in a shared studio with seven other artists."

Sue Hendra has made a name for herself creating picture books starring the most endearingly wacky array of characters.

Barry the Fish with Fingers made a big splash when first published in 2009, and has since sold over 100,000 copies. Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell was the bestselling new picture book for the first quarter of 2011, and Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat burst onto the scenes in summer 2012.

Sue Hendra’s Simon & Schuster titles have reached almost 300,000 copies in the UK alone.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

19th June 2014




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