Once Upon a Royal Superbabyby Kevin O'Malley, Carol Heyer (Illustrator), Scott Goto (Illustrator)
For any kid who wondered what happened to the Dude and his fair maidenonce they lived happily ever after, the wait is over. When theirteacher requests a new story, a boy and a girl once again havedifferent ideas of how it should evolve. Can they agree on the fate ofthe beautiful queen, the awesome king, and their royal superbaby whenthey are captured by an evil
For any kid who wondered what happened to the Dude and his fair maidenonce they lived happily ever after, the wait is over. When theirteacher requests a new story, a boy and a girl once again havedifferent ideas of how it should evolve. Can they agree on the fate ofthe beautiful queen, the awesome king, and their royal superbaby whenthey are captured by an evil wizard?
From the team behind OnceUpon a Cool Motorcycle Dudean award-winning favorite among kids andteacherscomes another gender role-defying twist on the average fairytale, and this time it's a royal superbaby who saves the day.
For a new highlight in the annals of Good Cooperation, the creators of Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude (2005) reprise the winning premise and bring back much of the original cast. Two young narrators paired for a storytelling exercise have very different ideas of how the story should go: For him, there's nothing finer than a mightily thewed superhero king—portrayed by Goto in suitably pulp-comics fashion astride a flying motorcycle outfitted with missile tubes—but she posits a flaxen-tressed Queen named Tenderheart (depicted with airy delicacy by Heyer) who marries "some guy, I forget his name" and decides to have a baby. Wrestling their plot back and forth, the two youngsters ultimately end up with superbaby riding a chopper of his own (the missiles replaced by a brace of formula bottles), rescuing his royal parents from a cyclops and flying them back home on a robot unicorn to a happily-ever-after. The artistic mashup illustrates the value of collaborative effort as hilariously as does the tumultuous tale. (Picture book. 6-9)
- Walker & Company
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- 11.42(w) x 11.18(h) x 0.34(d)
- Age Range:
- 6 - 10 Years
Meet the Author
KEVIN O'MALLEY is the co-author and illustrator of the popular Miss Malarkey series as well as the award-winning Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude and the national bestseller Gimme Cracked Corn and I Will Share. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
CAROLHEYER has created more than twenty-five picture books includingThe First Easter, Prancer, and Once Upon aCool Motorcycle Dude. She lives inCalifornia.
SCOTT GOTOis the illustrator of several books, including Once Upon aCool Motorcycle Dude and The PerfectSword. He lives in Hawaii.
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