Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wednesdays with David: Superhero School

Superhero School
By Aaron Reynolds
Illustrated by Andy Rash
Bloomsbury 2009
From the library

Superhero School

The story: Leonard has always been an unusual kid. He has some special abilities, like super strength. When his mom enrolls him in superhero school, Leonard is ready to learn how to be a real hero. But his teacher, Mr. Tornado, seems to care more about multiplication and fractions than teaching his students to stop out of control trains or battle super villains. One day, Leonard and his classmates show up to school to find that Mr. Tornado and the other teachers have been kidnapped by the evil ice zombies! Can Leonard and his friends use their math skills and superhero abilities to save the day?

Mama opines: David got such a kick out of this book. There's a lot of action here for the kids and a wry sense of humor for mom or dad. I really liked that there were male and female students and teachers at the superhero school. As someone who is still a bit intimidated by math to this day, I'm glad to find books that remind David from an early age that math can be fun. 

Thoughts from David: Well, I like it because the superheroes used their heat vision to blast through the ice. And then I like it because they had no freezer burn…almost.
Favorite part: My favorite part is when they save the day. That’s what I like. The end. 

Happy Reading!


  1. is this book suitable for children in year 4... mostly boys who struggle with reading and writing ??? is it a challenging read?

    1. Hmmm...year four as in someone who is four years old or someone in fourth grade? It does have some larger words, specifically math terms, but I think it would be a good book to read together. Amazon recommends it for ages 5 and up.