Super Milly and the Super School Day – by Stephanie Clarkson, illustrated by Gwen Millward, Nosy Crow, 9781536217261, 2021, originally 2020
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4
What did you like about the book: The kid friendly illustrations are upbeat and the message of kindness makes this a wonderful book for young readers. It is superhero day at school and our main character, Milly, is ready with her super cool costume. She worries though that she doesn’t really have any superpowers- no x-ray vision or ability to fly. As she arrives at school, William is crying in the corner because his mom forgot it was Superhero Day and he has no costume. It is like this for a number of her classmates. Super Milly soon realizes that her superpower is kindness, and being a good friend saves the day.
Anything you didn’t like about it? No
To whom would you recommend this book? A super great read aloud for all little learners on superhero day to inspire small acts of kindness, to help others, and have confidence in your own powers.
Who should buy this book? Preschools, elementary schools and public libraries
Where would you shelve it ? Picture books
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? no
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Julie Durmis, J.C. Solmonese Elementary School, Norton, MA
Date of review: July 24, 2021