There are some picture books that leave you feeling really positive. A read that brings you joy and having read it you just want to share it with the world. Well, Super Duper You is one of those books. Sophy Henn is a talented author and illustrator whose previous work includes Pass It On, Almost Anything and Lifesize.
Published earlier this year Super Duper You is a fantastic book that would be a brilliant addition to libraries including learning settings.
This colourful, energetic read has been a popular book for my girls bedtime read. Having had many discussions around feelings this week as part of World Mental Health Day, this gem of a book it proving to be lovely end to the day. There will be some days when we may observe others, we may want to fit in. There may also be days when we aren’t feeling ourselves and it’s important that such emotions can be discussed, young and old.
The book is a celebration of all the things that make you, you. Based on an observant older sibling (friend/relative), he talks through his understanding of his younger brother. He shares that there are lots of things that make him who he is and without them he wouldn’t be the same.
He’s a wise soul and shares some great words:
“The trick is not to worry
about what you are not.
Instead enjoy the things you are
and all the brills you’ve got.”
True to Sophy Henn’s style the colourful spreads of diverse characters are an absolute treat and the rhythmic text makes for a wonderful read aloud.
This is a pretty special read and would be a great one gifted to all ages. Sometimes each of us need a reminder that we are super and duper, all in our unique way.
Disclaimer: I received this book for review purposes. All words and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.