I Heart Superhero Kid is a children’s lyrical superhero ballad. This book will appeal to young children who are mesmerized by heroic tales about teenage heroes. Superhero Kid is the new savior in town, and he carries a teddy bear that shoots laser beams and wears a mask. With his heroic abilities passed down from generations, Superhero Kid is kind to both humans and animals, saving them whenever trouble knocks.
Meanwhile, school friends Lizzy and Carrie are on a quest to uncover the face behind the mask. And the Evil Man and his gang are preparing for an assault on the city during the great annual event. Superhero Kid must save his town before the Evil Man can jeopardize the celebration.
The author of I Heart Superhero Kid has created an original character to which kids can relate. The traits that Superhero Kid possesses are natural among teenagers. I like his use of rhyming lines in short stanzas on each page, as well as the illustrations the author's son made.
The fact that this young hero uses his teddy bear as a weapon to ward off evil is a new trait. Plot settings are limited to school and nearby locations where Superhero Kid lives, but this is justified given the age of the characters and this book's intended target audience. This story is adventurous, suspenseful, and middle-school compatible. Children will love to read this book, and parents will love reading it to them.