When Superheroes feel worried or scared,
When they fret, when they sweat, when they feel unprepared . . .
They could run off screeching, they could but they don’t.
Because real superheroes just wouldn’t, they won’t.
Even superheroes get scared sometimes. When that happens, do they run and hide? NO! They acknowledge the feeling, then choose to be brave! There are villains to fight and cities to save! Young readers can follow the superheroes’ examples and take deep breaths, ask for help, and face new challenges.
Shelly Becker is the author of Sterling’s Even Superheroes Have Bad Days (a 2018 Blue Spruce Award Nominee), which Kirkus called “an action-packed romp,” and Mine! Mine! Mine!, which has been included in many top five and top ten lists of books to teach the concept of sharing. In addition, Shelly is the author of more than fifteen children’s novelty books. She lives in Toronto, Canada. Follow her on Instagram at @shellybeckerbooks.
Eda Kaban was born and raised in Turkey and studied illustration in the US. Her work has appeared in a wide variety of publications and her illustrations have been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, Creative Quarterly, American Illustration, and 3X3. She lives in Oakland, California, with her husband. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @petiteturk.