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Superhero mum and daughter by Timothy Knapman
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really liked it
bookshelves: adorable, beautiful, love, picture-books

When I got to the final spread of this, I absolutely fell in love. I'm a sucker for exuberance in board books, particularly those that celebrate the power of mums. This is a simple story written by Timothy Knapman that celebrates a day in the life of a mum (and it's quite an exhausting one!). She runs with her daughter to catch the bus; she plays in the playground; and she finds the lost teddy. She's a super-mum indeed, but the conclusion rather nicely points out that this isn't just a one-off: "Every mum's a superhero and so is every girl!" (The illustrations here by Joe Berger are particularly wonderful; a rainbow bright, fierce explosion of love).

One thing to bear in mind is that Superhero mum and son is a gender swapped version of this story. The text and images are substantially similar, save for the gendered detail (the female protagonist shifts to a male one).

My thanks to the publisher for a review copy.

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Finished Reading
February 28, 2019 – Shelved
February 28, 2019 – Shelved as: adorable
February 28, 2019 – Shelved as: beautiful
February 28, 2019 – Shelved as: love
February 28, 2019 – Shelved as: picture-books

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