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Superhero Joe and the Creature Next Door

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Superhero tale offers sweet lessons about everyday fears.

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SUPERHERO JOE AND THE CREATURE NEXT DOOR is a sweet, funny story about facing your fears. Any kid can relate. With its hand-lettered text and lively ink-and-digital comic illustrations by Ron Barrett, it has the zip-zoom-boom of retro comics but with a universal lesson about the importance of working up the courage to try new things.

Kids (especially those who are shy, or who have an overactive imagination) will appreciate this vivid tale that taps into their everyday anxiety about facing fears or making new friends (what will people think? What will they say?). Parents will appreciate the positivity in the sweetness behind Joe's efforts to find some bravado to cross the yard and make a friend.

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