The Big Book of Superheroes

The Big Book of Superheroes

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As a child, Bart King discovered he could punch people into outer space. Sadly, he lost a lot of friends that way. Today, Bart is one of the world's most in-demand superhero experts. So if you're wondering if you have what it takes to be a superhero--of course you do! All you need is a burning desire to fight evildoers. Oh, and also a secret identity, the perfect name, a cool costume, some terrific superpowers, and an archenemy. Actually, you know what? You better get this book!

Bart King writes funny books for kids and immature adults. His titles--including The Big Book of Boy Stuff and The Big Book of Girl Stuff--have sold more than a half million copies. A longtime middle-school teacher, Bart is currently wearing his underwear over his pants. (Don't ask.)
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 287 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 25mm | 885g
  • Layton, UT, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations throughout
  • 1423633970
  • 9781423633976
  • 1,537,807

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BIG BOOK OF SUPOERHEROES will teach you how to:

Defend yourself from preschooler supervillains

Find a good battle cry

Make your own jetpack

Battle costume wedgies

Interview and hire sidekicks

Customize your Secret Lair

Learn hand-to-hand and foot-to-butt combat

This hilarious book even tells you how to become a supergenius! (We'd explain it here, but you wouldn't understand--yet!) In these pages, you will snicker at superhero humor, snort at the Ten Lamest Superpowers, or just sneeze if you're allergic to its superawesomeness.
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Read All About It: You, too, can be a superhero! The statements printed on the back cover of "The Big Book of Super Heroes" promise to teach readers how to defend themselves against pre-school villains, invent a satisfactory battle cry and decorate secret lairs. Heady stuff, this. Fans expect nothing less of author Bart King, who created Big Books about spy stuff, gross stuff, girl stuff, mischief and magic -- to name a few. King's biographical blurb reveals that as a child he mastered the art of propelling people into outer space. Despite the spate of lost friends, his sense of everything silly and sublime remains intact. In his chummy, cut-to-the-chase voice, King summarizes the early history of our favorite save-the-day characters. Using lists and blurbs, he covers the basics: flying, mind-reading, negotiations with sidekicks, selecting hand tools. As usual, it is King's breadth that impresses. Besides practical advice, pop quizzes and trivia challenges feed our fascination. Instructions for overcoming handicaps such as not being born on a planet with weak gravity, cartoons that juxtapose the memorable utterances of Flash Gordon and Iron Man with everyday situations, puns about Batman's position on the baseball team and a primer on how to break it to parents when the transformation to superhero culminates make this book funny and useful.--Brandy Allport"The Florida Times-Union" (05/22/2014)
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53 ratings
3.98 out of 5 stars
5 42% (22)
4 26% (14)
3 25% (13)
2 4% (2)
1 4% (2)
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