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Good Morning, Superman!

(DC Superhero Bedtime)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  400 ratings  ·  110 reviews
Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s the . . . SUN! When morning comes, a young boy must prepare for his day, faster than a speeding bullet. Follow along as he leaps tall buildings (jumps out of bed) in a single bound, dons his heroic uniform (his clothes), and faces his greatest weakness (Kryptonite-colored toothpaste). Then it’s up, up, and away to daycar ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2017 by Capstone
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Jon Nakapalau
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very nice introduction to Superman for very small children - can't believe he will be 80 next year!
Peter Derk
Apr 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Superman saves Metropolis. A kid gets out of bed. Seems like equal work.

If I was Superman, I'd be insulted by this book. And then I'd probably complain and the world of mommy bloggers would crucify me.

Add another to the list of reasons I'm not Superman.
This book, second in a series of super hero books that I've seen, is cute. Like the Bedtime for Batman, this takes a young boy through the process of getting ready, in this case, getting ready to go to school. But, unlike the Bedtime for Batman, this includes girls also pretending to be superheroes, which I liked. Girls, as I have said before, read comics too. I read the same comics that my brothers did, when I was growing up, even though I was reading it for the story, rather than for the fight ...more
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
OMG THE CUTE OVERLOAD IS REAL. Perfect for any superhero-loving kid or storytime.
Shelle Perry
Geared toward lower grades it allows younger kids to use their imaginations to jump into the adventure with their favorite superhero. Written by a children’s book author and illustrated by comic book artists, the concept is brilliant. The dual storytelling of a kid facing her day and the comic panels of superhero defending justice is a wonderful way to relate to kids and their imaginations. The 'Be A Star' checklist is also a great reinforcement for the subtle life lessons contained in the story ...more
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is about getting ready for the day and enjoying it. Great words like energy, mission, deeds and courage are in this book. The morning checklist is super: Go potty, get dressed, eat breakfast, brush teeth, pack bag, hugs and kisses.
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Aug 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a companion book to Bedtime For Batman, only this one is about morning routines. It will become a favourite of superhero fans. The difference in this book is that there are also female superheros so that girls will be able to identify with the story unlike the last one.

This book shows a boy and Superman going about their routine and doing sort of the same things. Superman leaps tall buildings, the little boy leaps out of bed, Superman shows his secret uniform and the little boy gets dre
Wayne McCoy
Jan 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
'Good Morning, Superman' by Michael Dahl with illustrations by Omar Lozano is a compoanion book to the recently released 'Bedtime for Batman.' They are picture books for young children who also like superheroes.

The story, like the previous one, parallels a superhero and a young child. This time around, it's Superman and a little boy getting ready for the day. It shows Superman changing into his uniform as the little boy gets dressed. Superman fights off kryptonite as the boy has to brush his tee
Jason Stanley
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The sun rises, bringing with it a new day in the city of Metropolis. With the rising of the sun, Clark Kent transforms into Superman. At our house, a toddler wakes up ready to conquer the day. But before she can leave the house, there are a number of things to do to get ready.

From the creative mind of Michael Dahl, comes another superhero themed children’s book. Similar to his book Bedtime for Batman, Good Morning Superman parallels Clark Kent getting ready for the day with an unnamed African-Am
Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books, 2017
Basic Plot: A little boy gets ready for his day.


I loved the first one this author did as a little boy got ready for bed, comparing him to Batman. I love Superman even more, and this book showing a little boy getting ready for his day in parallel with Superman was just adorable. I particularly loved that it was a little boy of color, because I think that superheroes should be accessible to all people. It did create a very strange juxtaposition, though, with all the white people in
Nov 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Comic-book style with fun parallels between Superman and the young boy. I'm not sure the younger end of the 4-7 age range will be able to easily follow the dual storyline without confusion (at least not the first time around) but the older kids should enjoy it, and parents may appreciate the illustrated morning checklist at the back!

Disclaimer: I received a free ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Dec 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Very Cute Book. Recommended.
May 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Really cute superhero book that is not text heavy so accessible for the youngest readers.
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Cute for any superhero fan. My 5-year old Superman fan was thrilled. Love the comparison between kid and superhero.
A young boy rises to greet the day in the same way that Superman, his favorite superhero, does. I like the use of panels that resemble comic book panels that show the boy and the superhero going about their daily morning routines in the same way. As he dashes out of the house into the arms of what is presumably his father, the little guy is clearly ready for action and is "up and away!" (unpaged). I'm not sure if he lives with his mother and his father has come by to pick him up for school or an ...more
Holly Letson
Let your imagination soar. You can be anything you wish to be!
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I stumbled upon this book at work, read it, fell in love, and decided to plan one of next month's storytimes around it! This book is so sweet, it literally caused me to log into GoodReads for the first time in months!

It's a simple "morning routine" picture book. The thing that makes it special is that it has lots of comic book elements laid out in a way that's easy for young children to follow. The main character is an unnamed boy who goes through his morning tasks as if he himself is superman.
Kid Lit Reviews
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Good Morning Superman tells the tale of an unnamed young black boy dressing for the day, simultaneously told with Superman beginning his day. The young hero wakes up, full of energy. As Superman finds the evil he needs to cleaned up, the young boy races into the bathroom to clean up. Superman transforms into his uniform, while the boy pops out of the bathroom, fist in the air, ready for the day, wearing a Superman shirt and a red cape.

Each spread shows simultaneous activity between Superman and
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a cute book relating a preschooler's morning routine to Superman's routine. The text was very EPIC. We sure enjoyed the set up and the story. Each page depicted Superman's world and the child's world. My daughter really enjoyed it. She's really starting to like superheros since we got her some DC Superhero girls for Christmas - and she was Supergirl for Halloween.

I really enjoyed this book and I think we will look for Bedtime for Batman as well. This was a great book for superhero fans!
Ames Public Library Youth Services
I loved this book! In it a young boy and Superman are both shown getting ready for the day, with all the steps that it entails (getting up, brushing teeth, etc). I love the way that they illustrated Superman's sequences in a very classic comic style, while the little kid has a more typical cartoon look.

This one will be fun to read with Superman fans of any age.

The one thing to note in this book is although it is awesome that Supergirl rescues Superman at one point, it is not cool how she is show
Nicola Mansfield
Delightful! This is a companion book to last year's "Goodnight, Batman" and is as wonderful. It's written in a soothing tone like "Goodnight Moon" which it is obviously emulating. The illustrations show Superman and the little boy doing the same things such as "when duty calls" Supe sees trouble he must attend to while the little boy has to go potty and when Superman faces Lex Luther, "his greatest fears", the little boy faces his toothbrush. Any little Superman fan will adore this!
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This series is super cute. I love the first one "Bedtime for Batman" in which the duties of Batman and a little boy getting ready for bed are compared. This entry of course is the opposite, a little boy getting ready for the start of his day. It's inspiring to see that the author makes the routine of the ordinary seem "super". Great story time book.
Mar 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture
What a great way to start the day - rise and shine with/as Superman! The illustration set up is quite clever with a split pages showing the "real" superman and a boy superman.

I love the morning checklist at the back of the book.
Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture, preschool, poc
Adorable getting-ready-for-the-day book!
It's a great book, but seriously...why do the female superheroes STILL wear skimpy clothes, even in freaking picture books???
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Any kid (or parent) that likes Superman will enjoy this little picture book.
Ben Truong
Aug 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good Morning, Superman! is a children's picture book written by Michael Dahl and illustrated by Omar Lozano, which focus on a boy's morning routine co-featuring the Man of Steel and his companions. This is a companion to Bedtime for Batman and the second book in the DC Superhero Bedtime.

Dahl's text is simplistic a straightforward. It centers on a little boy superhero's morning routine as he dons his uniform and makes sure all is right in the world before beginning his day. I like that there is a
The Library Lady
Jul 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
This pairs with Bedtime for Batman, both picture books for people who are buying into the superhero craze. People will appreciate that while Superman and Supergirl are as lily white as ever, brother and sister here are African American. Bound to be popular, and, as I said in reviewing the Batman book, better than the dreadful 8X8 books or even the superhero beginning readers, if you insist on reading these books with your little kids. I personally prefer Max, or Atomic Ace: He's Just My Dad as s ...more
Caleb Ensminger
This book is about who loves Superman. In everything he does he acts like he is Superman on a mission. From getting out of bed, changing clothes, and brushing his teeth he is acting like Superman. The book book was in a comic in a comic format, just like DC comics. I could use this book in my classroom when I am trying to show my students different styles of reading like comic books and things like that. I feel like that would be a good beginner comic to start on.

Personally I really liked this
Feb 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, childrens
Superman comes to life as your child in Good Morning, Superman! The story takes the reader through what it would be like to be Superman. The reader can fill the heroes' shoes by leaping tall buildings also known as jumping out of bed or other activities from a morning routine. The graphics are true DC Comic graphics and will delight the reader with their cheerful colors. The story will appeal to a younger audience and doesn't have much text. It is a cute way to reinforce a morning routine with a ...more
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Michael Dahl is the author of over 100 children's books. Some of his most popular series are Finnegan Zwake, Library of Doom, and Dragonblood. He resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in a haunted house.

He also writes under aliases Chris Carey, Rick Thomas, and Mark Ziegler.

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DC Superhero Bedtime (4 books)
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