The Power of Cute

The Power of Cute

by Charise Mericle Harper
     
 

The Power of Cute features lift-the-flaps, pull-tabs, and simple pop-ups and is told in a young graphic novel style. A hilariously dressed monster confronts a superhero baby and is very miffed that he is not scaring the baby. And why isn't the baby scared? Because the baby has a superpower—the power of cute—and, through this superpower,

Overview

The Power of Cute features lift-the-flaps, pull-tabs, and simple pop-ups and is told in a young graphic novel style. A hilariously dressed monster confronts a superhero baby and is very miffed that he is not scaring the baby. And why isn't the baby scared? Because the baby has a superpower—the power of cute—and, through this superpower, transforms the scary monster into a cute baby monster.
This funny story also addresses children's fears and provides a morale-building solution to confronting them.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Harper’s interactive, self-described “graphic novel” pits a pint-size teddy bear–like superhero against a roaring, fang-toothed monster. The hero announces that he’s unafraid of the monster “Because I have a superpower.” “Can you run faster than a speeding train?” the monster asks. Turning a wheel makes the two adversaries chase each other, but beneath a flap, the hero admits that’s not it. What’s his actual power? He’s a cutie patootie—and he can shrink the monster down so he’s cute, too. In books like Cupcake and Pink Me Up, Harper demonstrated that she knows a thing or two about cute; now she shows it’s about being more than a pretty face. Ages 4–8. (Oct.)
Children's Literature - Eleanor Heldrich
This book begins with the stomping, thumping and roaring made by a large blue monster with three legs and spikes on the ends of his ears, but it does not frighten the tiny hero. "Aren't you afraid?" asks the monster. No. He is not afraid. The monster is disappointed. Is the cute little hero super strong? No. Can he run fast? No. Does he have a super power? No, he only has the power of cute. The monster laughs at the power of cute, but surprise! Cute has the power to shrink the monster and make him as small Cute himself is, but he can't make him big again! The monster cries, but the only thing Cute can do now is take him home to introduce him to all the other cute little monsters living there.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375859656
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
10/11/2011
Pages:
28
Product dimensions:
7.45(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

CHARISE MERICLE HARPER has written and illustrated numerous children's books, including Gigi in the Big City; Milo's Special Words; Good Night, Leo; Pink Me Up; and When Randolph Turned Rotten. She in lives Mamaroneck, New York, with her husband and their two children.  Charise loves creating art and stories, petting her cat, drinking coffee, and eating pie.

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