The Day I Lost My Superpowers

The Day I Lost My Superpowers Childhood is a magical time when even the stuff of the day to day is exciting and the ordinary often seems extraordinary A part of this magic is that with just a little imagination we all might be fo

  • Title: The Day I Lost My Superpowers
  • Author: Michaël Escoffier Kris Di Giacomo
  • ISBN: 9781592701445
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Childhood is a magical time when even the stuff of the day to day is exciting and the ordinary often seems extraordinary A part of this magic is that with just a little imagination, we all might be found to possess true superpowers This isn t the first or last book where a child delightedly discovers her own superpowers But it may be just about the driest, funniest, andChildhood is a magical time when even the stuff of the day to day is exciting and the ordinary often seems extraordinary A part of this magic is that with just a little imagination, we all might be found to possess true superpowers This isn t the first or last book where a child delightedly discovers her own superpowers But it may be just about the driest, funniest, and sweetest, where the discovery is handled with humor and charm.One of the book s true pleasures is that it s a girl who discovers her own extraordinary abilities, and when her powers fail, as they must, she discovers them in her mom All of which leads to a lovely intimacy between the two.

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    1. Enchanted Lion books, how I love you so! Your supersturdy papers are like lovely linen under my fingertips. Your authoritative corners and stiff boards announce your presence with authority. Your stitched bindings signal love and craftsmanship and also that the book is going to stay together even after a careless fall from a slippery stack of other, lesser picture books. All books should be built like Enchanted Lion books.And every child should know that he or she is special like the kid in this [...]

    2. This made me laugh out loud. The child tells about all the ways s/he has super powers (look at the pictures carefully though) and what happens when s/he loses said powers. Both author and illustrator are European which brings a different take on the illustrations especially but I loved it. The child may be a girl but is drawn in such a way that it could also be a boy with longish hair, which lends this to being more gender neutral in some ways. Another great one for how the pictures and text dif [...]

    3. This book was originally published in France. Told in first-person, the MC's imagination soars as she sees her supernatural powers in every day activities. I love the innocence of her personal assessment of her own abilities- Illusory Superiority. The text by Michael Escoffier and illustrations by Kris Di Giacomo, is hysterical yet it was sweet and adorable at the same time. Love the comedic timing and humor of this book. My book copy had cardstock pages, which I love. It may have influenced my [...]

    4. The Day I Lost My Superpowersis a great, approachable book for kids pushing their limits and exploring the world around them. The young child in the book is trying to test their superpowers and keeps finding new and clever ways to describe them. It is a witty book with simple illustrations that it relate-able to children and adults alike.

    5. A funny look at the way a child describes herself as a superhero with kid-inspired artwork that clearly gives away the reasons behind said superhero abilities.I like the voice, the examples of superhero ability, the way that the artwork reveals the real story and the ending. Highly recommended for PreK-2.

    6. I found this book particularly charming. It is absolutely representative of the naturally egocentric nature of a preschool age child - who feels magical and mighty and all powerful. When the limits of their own power confront them, they are able to honour the power of those around them - like the super powers of Mom!

    7. The pages are absurdly thick, making this a difficult book for storytime. The concept, however, is cute. And of course, I enjoyed the dog.

    8. Escoffier, M DiGiacomo, K & Bedrick, C. Z. (2014). The day I lost my superpowers. Brooklyn, NY: Enchanted Lion Books. A little girl has super powers. She can fly and walk on the ceiling. One day, she is flying and she drops on the ground. She lost her super powers. The story ends with her saying she thinks her mom has super powers. I would use this book for teaching compound words. This book would act as an introduction to compound words. The book has more examples of compound words. I would [...]

    9. Fun read. Fabulous illustrations, the facial expressions are perfect. I think kids will enjoy the book but parents will love the sly wit.

    10. Another one I used in an imagination themed preschool story time. Adorable story with illustrations that help the reader see just how to use your imagination.

    11. I was disappointed to find out this was a picture book and not a novel. It was cute, but not what I was looking for in my current reading.

    12. Told in first person, this picture book celebrates the super hero in all of us. The child narrating the book learned that they had superpowers when they were first able to fly (tossed in the air by a parent) and from there kept working and practicing to develop their superpowers more and more. Making things disappears works sometimes on things like cupcakes, but sometimes doesn’t on things like peas. Going through walls and walking on the ceiling can get you into trouble. But sometimes you won [...]

    13. A child narrator shares her superpowers: flying, making things disappear, going through walls, and walking on the ceiling. Inspection of the illustrations makes it clear that this not actually a child with superpowers but a wonderful imagination. When she falls while trying to fly, she loses her superpowers, only to be saved by her mother who also has superpowers.Sweet, touching, and a lovely story about finding superpowers in everyday life. I've had A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever on m [...]

    14. Escoffier, M & DiGiacomo, K. (2014). The Day I Lost My Superpowers (First American ed.). Brooklyn, NY: Enchanted Lions.Summary: A young child, in a mask and cape, discovers their own magical superpowers. The child can fly and make things disappear! But when something goes wrong and the child finds their superpowers disappearing, the child seeks help from mother, who is discovered to have her own special super powers! This book is full of imagination and great for pre-K or kindergarten studen [...]

    15. Every kid can be a superhero although it does take a good deal of practice and a few mistakes. A cute book with winks to the reader, it wasn't groundbreaking, but it was fun. Strangely enough my favorite part was the heavy paper the book was printed on. Yes, you know I work in book production when I am noticing the weight of paper. Hear me out though, I like the heavier stock for a picture book because it would make it much more difficult to tear the pages, a real concern when you are reading a [...]

    16. Another great translation from Michaël Escoffier. Silly and fun, well-designed with an element of super-heroness! (Even Brief Thief had a super hero bunny!) This book is rendered in a child-like style with pastel. Escoffier makes great use of the brown-paper bag look in contrast with white in order to emphasize the loss of our heroine's superpowers.

    17. I loved the premise, this little girl makes incorrect conclusions about things happening around her and believes she has super powers. It works in a similar way to how Little Critter books do - the audience knows the reality. I read it with a 4 year old and she laughed a lot and enjoyed being in on the joke, but hasn't asked to hear it again. I think the very beige look of the book and the illustration style didn't catch her eye. She often was unsure what the pictures were of since they're a bit [...]

    18. When I was little, I was positive that I had some sort of superpower. Squinting one of my eyes shut in church, I could totally see THROUGH the old person's head in front of me to the pastor preaching. Open both eyes again, I'd see their head. Yes, I can see through heads. I had no idea how this would benefit me in life, and turns out it didn't. Cute book. The goodness of life and imaginative childhood

    19. The sly humor of this book will delight kids who use their superpower of observation. It's the perfect book to talk about inference, so it hits that Integration of Knowledge and Ideas standard since the art adds a completely different and necessary layer to the text(kind of like "Officer Buckle & Gloria" by Peggy Rathmann). Great for discussion.

    20. The page where the child is flat on his/her face after jumping off the bed was HYSTERICAL. I laughed out loud and couldn't stop laughing which only made my daughters cackle even more! As soon as we finished, my 6 year old asked if we could read it again. That's a winner in my book.

    21. Age: Preschool-1st gradeA funny book where the pictures depicting real life contradict the a young child's gloating about his/her superpowers (which are really just tricks). Turns out this child isn't the only one with superpowers.

    22. This book is great for storytime, simply adorable. The illustrations are child-like, which I like because a child reading this might enjoy these kinds of pictures more. I'll definitely put this on my list for storytime reads.

    23. Cute story. The girl walks readers through all of the superpowers she has discovered she has. But when they fail her one day, someone else comes to the rescueIllustrations in crayon. For ages 3-6.

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