The Big Book of Superheroes

The Big Book of Superheroes

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Overview

As a child, Bart King discovered he could punch people into outer space. Sadly, he lost a lot of friends that way. Today, Bart is one of the world’s most in-demand superhero experts. So if you’re wondering if you have what it takes to be a superhero—of course you do! All you need is a burning desire to fight evildoers. Oh, and also a secret identity, the perfect name, a cool costume, some terrific superpowers, and an archenemy. Actually, you know what? You better get this book!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423633976
Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 8 Years

About the Author

Greg Paprocki works full-time as an illustrator and book designer. In addition to illustrating several Curious George books, he’s provided illustrations for a number of books for Gibbs Smith, including A Is for Atom, S Is for Santa, B Is for Boo, and The Big Book of Superheroes. He began his career as an advertising art director after studying fine art and graphic design at the University of Nebraska.

Bart King has written more than twenty-eight books, including The Big Book of Boy Stuff, The Big Book of Spy Stuff, and The Pocket Guide to Mischief. His books for Gibbs Smith have sold more than 830,000 copies combined. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Read an Excerpt

Welcome to the World of Superheroes!

I have good news. By reading these words, you just became an honorary superhero. Yay!

But maybe you’re wondering, “What is a superhero, anyway?” It’s simple—a superhero is anyone who wants to fight evildoers and right wrongs. These could be small wrongs, like:

“Who used up all the toilet paper?”

Or it might be a big wrong, like:

“Who used up all of the toilet paper in the Secret Lair?”

Of course, you can do things your way. Instead of fighting evildoers, you might want to argue with them. (I’m pretty sure this isn’t as successful, though.)

Table of Contents

Welcome to the World of Superheroes!...................................9

Superpowers!.........................................................................................................17

Acting Like a Superhero!.........................................................................35

Becoming a Superhero!..............................................................................57

Letting Your Parents Know!..................................................................73

Superhero Training!.......................................................................................81

Fighting Like a Superhero!....................................................................87

Zingers and Battle Cries— Speaking Superhero!....................................................................109

Rugrats—Your Most Dangerous Foe!..................................123

The Lamest—and Most Underrated— Superpowers!........................................................................................133

Your Supername!..........................................................................................145

Dress Like a Superhero!........................................................................157

What’s This “Right vs. Wrong” Stuff?!..................................179

Supervillains and Other Ethically Challenged People!..........................................................................195

The Supervillain Halls of Shame and Fame!................217

Super Sidekicks!............................................................................................221

Animal Superheroes!..............................................................................231

Secret Lairs!.........................................................................................................239

Superhero Teams!.......................................................................................249

The End Is Near!.............................................................................................267

Super Pop Quiz!..............................................................................................271

Appendix: Early Superhero History!....................................275

Selected Bibliography............................................................................279

Answer Key.........................................................................................................285

Acknowledgments......................................................................................287

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The Big Book of Superheroes 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So good bought it at a writing meating and got it sighned. But there id barly any plot just abunch of random funny stuff about super heros. Still very funny!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this book it tells you a bunch of stuff about superheros! If you want to see some of the awsome things im talking about Buy this book BUY !!!!!!!!!!!!
This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
In his newest book, Bart King talks about how to become a great superhero. He gives advice on how to create your superhero’s name, tells you how to make a jetpack, and points out that it would be smart to join/start a superhero team. King gives great pointers, from how to fight supervillain-toddlers and how to run across a tightrope from a building to another to fight your arch-nemesis. Mr. King has got everything you need to be a superhero packed in this book! This is an amazing book. It is hilarious and has a bunch of things that make you laugh (e.g: there is a section on how to get a quickpass to being a superhero. Being an orphan, and being a handsome multi-millionaire are two.) I like how Mr. King has mini-quizes about superheroes (like, who has the most superpowers – Superman, J’onn J’onzz (the Martian Manhunter), or Spiderman?). I really like the pencil sketch-like illustrations that Mr. King has in the book. They add a lot of humor. There is also a section on buying/making your own superhero costumes. Mr. King has written a great story about becoming a superhero. loved this book and can’t wait to read what Mr. King comes up with next! *NOTE I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review