SuperJoe Does NOT Do Cuddles
From the Series Lantana Global Picture Books
Even the mightiest of superheroes sometimes need a cuddle from their mom…
SuperJoe is convinced he doesn’t need cuddles from his mom. He flies around the neighborhood rescuing people from escaped tigers, runaway trains and raging rivers, all while battling his nemesis the Gray Shadow. Naturally, he refuses all cuddles. Until, one night, when he can’t sleep…
“A sweet story about a child’s active imagination, friendship, and independence”—Kirkus Reviews
“Super fun, super playful, this stunning picture book captures the youthful imagination and burgeoning independence of caped crusader SuperJoe. With clever comic-style illustrations and warm-hearted humor, it’s a timely reminder that everyone needs a reassuring hug from Mom sometimes”—The Jericho Book Prize
"Fantastic! The superhero cannon is a common one, so I was very excited to see a Black superhero portrayed”—I Have A Book For That
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning|
|Number of Pages||32|
Author: Michael Catchpool
British author Michael Catchpool is the author of SuperJoe Does NOT Do Cuddles. A former curriculum advisor in English and Drama, with a PhD from Cambridge University, Michael is currently a school effectiveness advisor.
Illustrator: Emma Proctor
Emma Proctor is an illustrator with a degree in Illustration from Middlesex University in the UK. Emma has worked in-house for many clients including Clinton Cards, Hallmark Cards, and Disney.
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Lantana Global Picture Books
Lantana Global Picture Books are inclusive and international stories celebrating every kind of child and family, because all children deserve to see themselves in the books they read. With a focus on #ownvoices authors from under-represented groups, these stories make a… View available downloads →
SuperJoe Does NOT Do Cuddles
Even the mightiest of superheroes sometimes need a cuddle from their mom… SuperJoe is convinced he doesn’t need cuddles from his mom. He flies around the neighborhood rescuing people from escaped tigers, runaway trains and raging rivers, all while battling his… View available downloads →
“In this hilarious tale about a little Black boy coming into his own, readers meet SuperJoe, an amazing child with a vivid imagination . . . The takeaway that you never grow too old for a mother’s love is sweetly incorporated without becoming saccharine.”—Booklist
“A sweet story about a child’s active imagination, friendship, and independence.”—Kirkus Reviews