Overview



Brave enough to walk to the bus stop alone. Strong enough to lift--and pour--her own bowl of cereal. Able to read a story aloud all by herself. Who could this masked girl be?

It's Supersister!

This energetic and playful story follows hero through a typical day of accomplishing ordinary feats for her family in an extraordinary way. And by the end you'll find out why she's such a ...

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Supersister

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Overview



Brave enough to walk to the bus stop alone. Strong enough to lift--and pour--her own bowl of cereal. Able to read a story aloud all by herself. Who could this masked girl be?

It's Supersister!

This energetic and playful story follows hero through a typical day of accomplishing ordinary feats for her family in an extraordinary way. And by the end you'll find out why she's such a super helper to her mother and how she earned her name. This fresh take on a new sibling story is sure to empower young readers, as it reminds them of all the super things they can do by themselves, and makes it possible for any child to become a super-helper.

 

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Summer Whiting
Supersister is about to take on the day! She bounds out of bed ready to answer calls from those in desperate need (or a very pregnant mother). Breakfast is no match for her. Neither is getting ready for school all by herself. Supersister may be somewhat of a super hero, but even she requires a kiss from her mother and help with the tying of her shoes. While working hard at school, she ponders ways to assist her mother. Walking the dog! Setting the table for dinner! She even takes on the tedious task of clearing those dirty dishes from the table afterwards. Supersister puts herself to bed (but not before calling out to Mother seven times—even super heroes like to know someone who loves them is close by), and counts sheep. Wait! She has forgotten to untie her mother's shoes at the end of the day. She races downstairs and her mission is accomplished. Supersister is now ready for bed and off to dreamland before she can count to her second sheep. This is an endearing novel, perfect for any little girl who is about to become a big sister. Dormer's illustrations are comic-book-like and action packed. Reviewer: Summer Whiting
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2—An endearingly kinetic girl—in a stroke of authorial genius—narrates her own story in the third person. "Supersister bounds out of bed. Another super day. Hark! A call from the kitchen. Mother is in need. Supersister dashes down the stairs like a whistling locomotive." The details show an enthusiastic but lovably normal youngster who tries hard to do everything well: "After school, Supersister springs into action. First, she takes her dog, Poopsie, for a walk. Supersister is a super dog walker. She runs! She skips! She scoops! She doesn't step in anything. Almost." The simple text is accompanied by Dormer's watercolor and ink cartoons, which are bursting with vivacious humor. One particularly inspired touch: his main character has a translucent superhero mask. Who is this masked girl and why is she called "Supersister?" Why does she tie, and untie, her mother's shoes and daydream about new ways to help her mom? Supersister is a joy to read and a super example for soon-to-be siblings.—Susan Weitz, formerly at Spencer-Van Etten School District, Spencer, NY
Kirkus Reviews
An appealing bundle of energy and charm, Supersister is a girl prepared to do anything to help her mom. Comic-book-like panels show that our girl has already donned her superhero mask as she begins the day, and the text swoops ahead at a rollicking pace, with parenthetical asides that highlight the value of independence and the necessity of reassurance. Supersister heads off to school-returning briefly to tie Mother's shoes and giver her a kiss-and after spending the day working hard and thinking up ways to come to Mother's aid, the heroine arrives home to walk the dog, set the table and read a story (13 times) before her father carries her up to bed. But wait! Supersister must first untie Mother's shoes and ask when the baby is coming-very soon-and readers will see that Mother is quite pregnant. Lively yet thoughtful text and bright, funny illustrations combine beautifully to settle into a pleasing conclusion: a supersister dream that features a superbrother. Highly recommended for children with siblings on the way. (Picture book. 3-6)
From the Publisher
"A giggle-worthy read aloud. . . Expectant siblings and/or readers who enjoyed Sally Lloyd Jones' How to Be a Baby will surely welcome this addition to the family bookshelf."—Bulletin
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547533308
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/19/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • File size: 14 MB
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Meet the Author

Beth Cadena lives on the southern coast of Maine with one super husband, two super daughters, a super cat, and a super dog. This is her first book.

Frank W. Dormer is the author/illustrator of Socksquatch and The Obstinate Pen, and the illustrator of the acclaimed Aggie and Ben series and the superhero series The Adventures of Jo Schmo. Frank is an elementary school art teacher lives with his family in Connecticut. Visit his website at www.frankwdormer.com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2012

    Great read!!!!!!!

    This book is a great book for girls who are going to be sisters. The main character does things for her mom while she is pregnant,like walking the dog making her own breakfast and practices reading stories.A great read!

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