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Publisher Comments:

Silly and zany, and armed with the most unusual skills, these heroes are out to save the world-one letter at a time! bubble-Man blows big bubbles at bullies, and laughing lass laughs at lawbreakers! together, these one-of-a-kind defenders represent the ABC's in a way never seen before.

Renowned comic-book illustrator bob mcleod has created a full cast of humorous and delightful characters, sure to please anyone in need of a hero to save the day.

Review:

"McLeod translates his adult comic book renderings for the preschool crowd in this cleverly conceived ABC. Drawn in vivid bright colors that capture the eye, his heroes practically leap from the pages. He represents each letter of the alphabet with an original superhero who saves the day by committing heroic acts that begin with — what else? — that very letter (e.g., 'Astro-Man is Always Alert for An Alien Attack'). One character is more inventive than the next, from the 'Quiet Knight [who] Keeps Kindergarten Kids safe' to the superhero Volcano (sporting a V on his chest and V-patterned shorts; he 'Vomits on Villains'). McLeod is not only a master at creating entertaining figures, but also at introducing youngsters to vocabulary words that go beyond the average spelling list, and with phrases ideal for introducing alliteration ('Water-Woman Weaves below the Watery Waves'). In a single bound, McLeod is sure to gain a new generation of comic book fans — and may well entertain his lifelong followers as they introduce their offspring to this clever primer. Ages 3-6." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Bob Mcleod is a comic-book illustrator who has worked on such projects as Spider-Man, Superman, and The Phantom. SuperHero ABC is his first childrens book. he lives with his wife, Lucy; their three children, Molly, Jeff, and Andy; and their dog, Penny, in Pennsylvania.

Bob Mcleod is a comic-book illustrator who has worked on such projects as Spider-Man, Superman, and The Phantom. SuperHero ABC is his first childrens book. he lives with his wife, Lucy; their three children, Molly, Jeff, and Andy; and their dog, Penny, in Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060745141
Author:
McLeod, Bob
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Illustrator:
McLeod, Bob
Author:
McLeod, Bob
Author:
by Bob McLeod
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Readers - Beginner
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Concepts - Alphabet
Subject:
Alphabet
Subject:
Heroes
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20060124
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from PreS to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.21 in 19.17 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
03-06

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "McLeod translates his adult comic book renderings for the preschool crowd in this cleverly conceived ABC. Drawn in vivid bright colors that capture the eye, his heroes practically leap from the pages. He represents each letter of the alphabet with an original superhero who saves the day by committing heroic acts that begin with — what else? — that very letter (e.g., 'Astro-Man is Always Alert for An Alien Attack'). One character is more inventive than the next, from the 'Quiet Knight [who] Keeps Kindergarten Kids safe' to the superhero Volcano (sporting a V on his chest and V-patterned shorts; he 'Vomits on Villains'). McLeod is not only a master at creating entertaining figures, but also at introducing youngsters to vocabulary words that go beyond the average spelling list, and with phrases ideal for introducing alliteration ('Water-Woman Weaves below the Watery Waves'). In a single bound, McLeod is sure to gain a new generation of comic book fans — and may well entertain his lifelong followers as they introduce their offspring to this clever primer. Ages 3-6." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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