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Superbuns!: Kindness Is Her Superpower

S & S/Aladdin. Jul. 2019. 40p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781481490689.
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PreS-Gr 1–Superbuns and her sister Blossom are on their way to Grandma’s house with a piping-hot carrot cobbler. As the sisters make the journey, Superbuns helps her neighbors with their numerous problems. Blossom keeps telling Superbuns that kindness is not a superpower and other facts. When the sisters are approached by an unlikely neighbor for some help, Superbuns uses her kindness to help her sister learn about what superpowers really are. Kredensor has brought readers a plot that is both powerful and simple to follow. Each character is distinct in both personality and dialogue, their voices combining with an outside narrator to show the plot. The vocabulary is easy to understand, and the text is usually clear with some large text blocks used by Blossom to emphasize her knowledge. Expressive digital illustrations further emphasize character’s personalities by highlighting the kindness of Superbuns and Blossom’s knowledge. With the world of Superbuns brought to life, readers can also see the little details that show the importance of kindness and give some hints as to what might happen next.
VERDICT Through the amazing power of Superbuns, Kredensor has succeeded in showing readers exactly what makes a real superhero. A great read-aloud story to help teach children the value of kindness and listening to others.

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