TITLE: A Cape!
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: Marty Kelley
PUBLISHER: Sleeping Bear Press, 2021
When a boy finds a cape (!!!) he knows it must mean he has a superpower, everyone with a cape has one. But dad is far too distracted to play, until the boy discovers he does have a superpower–a super powerful imagination!–far too powerful for dad to resist. This is a silly celebration of childhood, imagination, and the power of play.
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK : The pure joy on that young man’s face called out to me from across the room when I walked into my local public library. I especially love that most of Mr. Kelley’s picture book is created in black & white, which accentuates the action between the main character and his father. Take one energetic kid with a wild imagination and one steadfast dad focusing on the more serious side of life, and you have a recipe for a fun-filled afternoon with a surprising ending. A great addition to any library!
RATING: ***** 5 Stars*****
1 star…probably not worth your time.
2 stars…there are some things to like but some elements could have been stronger.
3 stars…this story will appeal to some readers, but others might find it lacking something.
4 stars…strong story, nice illustrations, and should grab the attention of many readers.
5 stars…superbly written story, stellar illustrations, a must addition to any book lovers’ collection!
What do books and a martial arts tournament have in common? For Alex, Billy, and Nathan…A LOT! Based loosely on a true story, follow these three friends as they work to raise enough money to enter their school’s tournament. Who will win, who will lose, and who will learn a valuable lesson? Read THE WARRIORS THREE to find out!
Fourth Degree Black Belt and award-winning children’s author, Donna L Martin, creates a sports adventure story for any boy or girl who has ever struggled with self-confidence or wanting to give up on their dreams of winning at something.
Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.
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