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Be a Star, Wonder Woman! (DC Superhero Bedtime)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  337 Ratings  ·  91 Reviews
As a new day dawns, a young girl faces the ultimate challenge: school! Follow along as she demonstrates her greatest superpower (sharing), overcomes her worst fear (the playground), and conquers her archenemy (the spelling test). With courage, kindness, and other heroic traits of DC Comics' Wonder Woman, she'll turn a difficult school day into an AMAZING ADVENTURE! Along w ...more
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Published August 1st 2017 by Picture Window Books
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Carla Johnson-Hicks
After reading Bedtime for Batman I asked for a companion book for little girls who want to be superheroes and here it is. It is time for school and this little girl is ready to be a superhero. I love that dad takes her in the morning and picks her up at night. Throughout the day she uses her superpowers to make it a positive one. Her powers included being prepared, kind, brave, honest and strong. She demonstrates these skills while participating in normal school activities. The story shows Wonde ...more
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
I bought this book for a family in need for their 4 year old girl for a Christmas present. I found it in the book store and decided to pick it up since Wonder Woman and superheroes are cool right now. So I thought the little girl might enjoy it for years to come. When I got home I read the book and really enjoyed it. I hope it is inspiring to the little girl. I like how a little girl dressed as wonder woman has one story going and the real Wonder Woman also has a story going at the same time. Bo ...more
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very adorable book. Be sure to find the checklist as you work toward your own stardom in action.
Stacy Renee  (LazyDayLit)
What a super story! We loved it!

This review was originally shared on Lazy Day Literature

This is a fun and empowering picture book full of bright and colorful illustrations and a wonderful message to all aspiring little heroes! If you're a fan of DC Comics or Wonder Woman, this is a must for your children's shelves. It shows that being a hero is not just for those who fight monsters and save the day. Heroes face the world head on and brave their own fears, spread kindness, and help others.

The p
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
Diverse, inclusive, adorable! Yes!!

Be a Star, Wonder Woman shares a phenomenal message about daily acts of kindness, bravery, honesty, and strength that can encourage great discussion with the littles in our lives. Good reminders for us grownups, too!

Spotted this one as I was walking out of Barnes & Noble and had to give it a quick read. Not too far away, there were also "Bedtime for Batman" and "Good Morning, Superman". I'm sure these are all riding the marketing wave of movie promotion, bu
Samantha Ania
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sooooo cute and fierce and GIRL POWER.
Jun 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm a bigger fan of the illustrations than I am of the picture book's message. You can be an everyday hero by being mindful, brave and kind. Just like Wonder Woman. It's beautifully done and it's cute. It's nice that it includes a diverse set of background characters. Unfortunately, I don't think it's a book that will stand the test of time. It's more of a ride-the-wave-while-it-lasts type of children's book. (Maybe I'm just tired of and bitter about Wonder Woman-themed books being shoved down m ...more
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED this book. The pictures were awesome and the story was really cute. This would be great to do for a storytime and then you can do a super hero craft. This book had good points on conquering your fears and helping others, doing things that a hero would do. This could also be a great teaching moment.
Krista Tomblin
Hell yes to girl power! Little girls need to know they can be and ARE heroes! Diverse characters throughout. 5 shiny, shiny stars. My kids loved this book. The message is spot on and the images are beautiful and colorful.

I recieved my copy of Be a Star, Wonder Woman! through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Love! Being brave at school.
Mar 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, 3-star-reading
Bought this one during the last “hooky day” with my niece. It came in quite handy when we realized we were locked out. #hookydayfail
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
AWESOME. I love how this one deals with virtues in a way kids can understand. Plus the art and side by side comparisons are just adorable.
May 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in return for my honest review.

In theory, this is an awesome book. Girl power! Being kind to those around you! Asking for help when you need it! But I just didn't feel this book. The concept is that a little girl is being dropped off at daycare by her father (yes!) and throughout she sort of imagines herself as her own hero, Wonder Woman. Each challenge that comes her way has a counterpart with the traditional looking Wonder Woman. I thi
Jun 22, 2017 rated it liked it
When I requested this book, it was shortly before I went to see the Wonder Woman movie. I wanted to read this book because the art was very attractive for a picture book and I've been looking for things to read to my son. I didn't realize at the time that this was part of a series from an author I'd previously reviewed: Michael Dahl, author of Bedtime for Batman, which was a 4 star read for me.

What I like about Dahl's previous Batman book that carries over to his Wonder Woman book is the paralle
Sara Adams
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Opening Moves Narrative: When I would read this aloud to my class I would want to begin by showing the cover and inviting students to make "predictions based on the title." As this discussion progressed, I'm sure a bunch of students would make the connection to the recent movie or Marvel character. I would then ask them if the cover art makes them predict differently. Next I would show the first pages in order to "draw attention to the illustrator's craft" and have the class turn to a neighbor ...more
Christina Carter
Dec 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Going to school each day is an adventure. It is the place where new challenges are faced, fears are overcome, and bravery prevails as we learn and grow. Some days are tough and we might just feel like giving up but "A hero must be strong. She must never give up. Never quit." Throughout the course of one school day, a young girl helps friends settle a dispute, wrestles with her fear of heights, and takes on the very difficult task of writing about her hero, Wonder Woman.

I am a fan of superhero bo
May 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.

A little girl goes off to school in her Wonder Woman costume. She is ready for anything the day may throw at her. She resolves a fight between two classmates. She asks for help when she needs it. Throughout the book there are scenes of Wonder Woman saving the da
Nicola Mansfield
Michael Dahl comes to us with his third entry in superhero picture books. First, we had bedtime with Batman, then getting ready in the morning with Superman, and now we have going to school with Wonder Woman. This new book is not up to par with the first two. First, the rhythm and tone of "Good Night Moon" has been abandoned; not a good idea as that in itself is always a winning combination. So this just reads like a regular simple picture book. Like the others, it compares the child's school da ...more
Wayne McCoy
Jul 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
'Be A Star, Wonder Woman!' by Michael Dahl with illustrations by Omar Lozano follows a young girl through her day and also shows what Wonder Woman is up to. It's the third book in this DC Superheroes series, and it's every bit as charming as the books featuring Batman and Superman.

A young girl starts her day by posing heroically, just like Wonder Woman. At preschool, she sees some kids fighting over toys and proposes a peaceful solution. She faces her nemesis, a rope up to a treehouse, out on th
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this book! I bought it for my little granddaughter because I believe that every little girl is capable of being her own a superhero. Be A Star, Wonder Women conveys this same message.

Our little superhero is starting her first day of school. Her day is filled with many problems and decisions. With Wonder Woman as her example, she faces each challenge in an honest, brave and kind manor. She is truly a little Superhero!

Thank you Michael Dahl and Omar Lozano for this inspiring and beautifull
A girl gets ready to go to school and follows Wonder Woman’s characteristics and ideals by restoring peace when her classmates are fighting over toys, brave when she needs to tackle recess, honest when she needs help from her friends, and of course she must never give up.

This is a wonderful story that shows what it means to be a hero and a friend and how to overcome challenges along the way. This is a great empowering book for young girls that they will love since it shows how they can be a hero
Molly Campbell
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-lit
This book is about a little girl learning to overcome challenges and be kind and brave. The book compares the little girl to Wonder Woman. She helps others (learn to share) and overcomes enemies (the playground). She pushes herself to be a better student.

I really liked this book. I love that the author compared the little girl to a superhero. I also really liked that the girl pushed herself to do the best she could, despite her fear. I also appreciated the fact that it was a girl compared to a
McKenzie Richardson
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Loved it! This is such an adorable, yet empowering book. It equates everyday school-time tasks (mediating friendship fights, facing fears, accomplishing difficult assignments) with being a hero.

The pictures are amazing, alternating between a little girl's day at school and Wonder Woman's battle with Circe. Beautiful illustrations.

There is also a "Be a STAR Checklist" at the end of the book that includes "Be Kind", "Be Brave", and "Be Honest" to t
The Keepers of the Books
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When a young girl starts school for the first time, she decides to act more like she thinks Wonder Woman would act. The illustrations are bright and colorful. The text is simple and easy to follow. Together the two create an engaging story that is perfect for young children entering school.

This book was featured on The Keepers of the Books "July Weekly Reads #2" episode. For more reviews, recommendations, or online librarian advice, please visit us at:

Sep 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
This series is great! I love that there are some new superhero books that can be read to toddlers--there aren't that many. I also love that these books are about the child and how they are like the superhero. It also has the appeal of having a well-known superhero in it, without that being the main point of the story. And to top it all off, there are kids of all cultures represented--in the Wonder Woman one, you even see a (presumably) Muslim little girl, something that I don't think you see in ...more
Becky B
A little girl must be a hero at school to win the day, mirroring hero-like qualities of Wonder Woman fighting bigger bad guys at the top/side of illustrations.

Of all these superhero to little kid daily activity comparison books, this is my favorite. I think it is the most worthy of being read. Every child at school can see the parallels, and that acting like a superhero versus other options helps everyone have a better day. Superbly encourages kids to be better citizens. Love it, and I don't eve
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, storytime
This went over so well in Storytime! I had several kids practice their kindness "just like Wonder Woman" after we finished reading. From kids sharing crayons, to kids giving presents to other kids. I ended up making little lassos for everyone and I had a gang of girls start telling the truth always to be just like Wonder Woman.

Stories like these are so important and I'm so happy they exist!
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Yes! Love this book with its gorgeous illustrations of a little girl going about her day at school and Wonder Woman going about her day saving the world. It teaches kids that anyone can be a hero by being kind, brave, honest (asking for help), and strong. This is one I’d love to buy for my two little wonder women.
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Public library copy.

I wish this childrens book existed when my daughters were of age to appreciate it, especially my oldest teen who adores the character like her mother. It'll only take a minute or two to read, depending on how long one looks at the exciting and colorful imagery. The art was nice and appealing: artistically, what is seen on the cover is what the reader gets inside the book.
Carol Lance
Jun 02, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a great story that shows how a small person sees themselves through her super heroes eyes.
Be prepared, strong, kind are just some of the virtues that are being portrayed in this story that will not only appeal to the little ones but through the illustrations the older kids will be able to relate to the story. A wonderful mindset story that will help teach what it means to be a hero
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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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