Superdad's Day Off

Written by Phil Earle

Illustrated by Steve May

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LoveReading View on Superdad's Day Off

May 2017 Book of the Month | Interest Age 5-8 |  In a nutshell: the best laid plans of mice and supermen …|  Stanley is as normal a kid as you can meet, but his dad, well, he’s a superhero, Dynamo Dan to his friends. Life as a superhero is pretty full-on so Stanley’s mum insists dad take a day off to spend with his son. Stanley has been looking forward to it for ages, but it seems superheroes can’t ever relax – the emergencies keep coming. Stanley knows his dad needs a break so decides to help out himself. A celebration both of superhero stories and the special relationship between fathers and sons this is great fun from beginning to end.  ~ Andrea Reece

High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

About the Little Gems series: Little Gems are in a gorgeous new chunky format, with high-spec production including coloured endpapers and jacketed flaps with activities.  Additional features include high quality cream paper, Barrington Stoke font and illustrations on every page.  They are perfect for 5-8's. These quality stories promote good reading practice for all newly independent readers.

Superdad's Day Off Synopsis

Stanley is a normal little boy, whose dad just happens to be the greatest superhero on the planet. Six days a week, Dad saves the world from disasters, aliens, and bad guys. Friday is his day off and he always spends it with Stan. But one Friday, Dad and Stan meet a series of people desperately in need of Dad's help. Soon Stan finds himself saving a lion stuck up a tree, rescuing a monster truck from a ditch and taking on shark-infested floodwaters. That's right: Stan is a chip off the old (superhero) block!

High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.

Superdad's Day Off Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to the review by one of the Lovereading4kids editorial experts some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Emma, Sam and Jack Radford, age 5 & 6 - 'We thought it was really, really great! Both my 5 and 6yr olds enjoyed, and were eager to read it every night.'
  • Edward Simmons, age 7 - 'Edward was amazed and excited by the adventures of dynamo Dan and Stanley. A wonderful story with detailed illustrations. A new bed time favourite!'
  • Daniel Smith, age 5 - 'I don't usually like chapter books but this one has jokes and pictures that make it funny and the pages are easy to read. I love it.'
  • James McNichol, age 7 - 'I really enjoyed this story.  I didn't like the old lady but I did like the part with the monster truck because it was HUGE!!!!'

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ISBN: 9781781126844
Publication date: 15/04/2017
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781126844
Publication date: 15th April 2017
Author: Phil Earle
Illustrator: Steve May
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Other Categories: Father's Day, Books for Boys, Reviewed by Children

About Phil Earle

Phil Earle was born and raised in Hull. His first job was as a care worker in a children’s home. Phil then chose the more sedate lifestyle of a bookseller, and now works in children’s publishing – when he’s not writing his own children’s books, which have received critical acclaim and been nominated for numerous awards, including a longlisting for the Carnegie Medal. Phil lives in Hebden Bridge.  Author photo credit David Owens

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