Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
10.0 X 7.0 X 0.3 in
24 Jul 2012
From Blunder Woman and Muffy the Vampire Sprayer to Stuporman and The Bulk, meet the members of the Superheroes Employment Agency—lovable misfits with oddball powers who make up for their lack of fame with an eagerness to please and a can-do attitude. These humorous, kid-friendly poems are sure to entertain while introducing readers to poetry in a fun, lighthearted, and accessible way. Told in Marilyn Singer’s witty verse and Noah Z. Jones’s hilarious illustrations, their story will make you laugh and cheer on these champions in their quests for heroic jobs.
You may already know of Superman, Spiderman, and the Hulk, but you certainly don't know the heroes in this collection of humorous poems about a group of oddball B-list superheroes looking for work, from Marilyn Singer, author of Tallulah's Tutu
and Mirror, Mirror
"From Blunder Woman to Stuporman, this gallery of underemployed B-list superheroes is up for any task."--Kirkus
"There is definite kid appeal with the superhero themes."--School Library Journal
"Jones' exaggerated cartoon interpretations of these bumblers keeps things super-duper silly."--Booklist
Marilyn Singer is the author of over ninety books for children. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Washington, Connecticut. For more information, please visit: www.marilynsinger.net
Noah Z. Jones has illustrated several picture books and early readers. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California, where he is working on his very own animated series for The Disney Channel and The Cartoon Network. To learn more about Noah and his work, please visit www.noahzjones.com.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Poetry / Humorous
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Careers
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Humor / Cartoons & Comics