Superhero Instruction Manual (Hardcover)

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Superhero Instruction Manual (Hardcover)

By Kristy Dempsey, Mark Fearing (Illustrator)


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Anyone can be a superhero and this guidebook will show you how! Just follow six easy steps and you’ll be saving the world in no time.

Join an aspiring hero as he selects a secret identity, chooses a power, and much, much more. But be warned: it isn’t easy being super. And sometimes the greatest acts of heroism need a helping hand to get off the ground.
Kristy Dempsey’s rollicking text, coupled with Mark Fearing’s expressive, cartoon-style illustrations will have readers laughing all the way to infinity and beyond!
Kristy Dempsey is a poet, writer, and librarian who is living her dreams in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Her previous picture books include Me with You, A Dance Like Starlight and Surfer Chick, which received starred reviews as well as a National Parenting Publications Award.
Visit Kristy online at
Follow her on Twitter @kristydempsey

Mark Fearing's animated shorts have been seen on a variety of TV stations and film festivals. He has illustrated several books for children, including The Book that Eats People, Tim Federle's Tommy Can't Stop and Margaret McNamara'sThe Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot, and he considers himself barely an adult. He currently works across mediums and love to tell stories with words and pictures.
Visit him online at
Follow him on Twitter @MarkFearing
Product Details ISBN: 9780385755344
ISBN-10: 0385755341
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 17th, 2016
Pages: 40
Language: English
"This funny, spirited exploration of superhero culture sans violence and with an added dose of familial love is a powerful addition to any bookshelf." —Kirkus Reviews

"This romp should inspire wannabe superheroes—while also making a case for little sisters." —Booklist