Fall 2021

SuperJoe Does NOT Do Cuddles

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

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

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978-1-911373-55-1
$13.49
978-1-911373-95-7
$22.99
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction
Category SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2021
Publisher Lantana Publishing
Imprint Lantana Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2021-09-07
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV010000, JUV071000, JUV001000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 10.125 x 10.125
Lexile 590
Features Original artwork, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

Booklist

“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

Kirkus Reviews

“A sweet story about a child’s active imagination, friendship, and independence.”—Kirkus Reviews

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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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 →