Even Super Heroes Have Bad Days – book review

We were thrilled to be sent a copy of Even Super Heroes Have Bad Days, we saw Chris Evans (Captain America) read the story on Cbeebies Bed Time. What a treat for mums and kids alike.

Chris Evans on Cbeebies

The book itself was well received by my super hero loving Little Man. It’s written by Shelly Becker and illustrated by Eda Kaban.

Even Super Heroes Have Bad Days
Hardcover: 40 pages
Age Range: 3 – 9 years
Publisher: Sterling (7 Oct. 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1454913940
ISBN-13: 978-1454913948
Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 1 x 27.7 cm
It’s a great size book and in hardback with a dust cover. It will likely to be a bedtime favourite for a very long time and is built to withstand this.
Here’s the Blurb;

When Superheroes don’t get their way, when they’re sad, when they’re mad, when they’ve had a bad day…they COULD super-tantrum, they COULD but they DON’T, because REAL Superheroes just WOULDN’T they WON’T! All kids have trouble getting a grip on their emotions, sometimes even young superheroes! But what do they do when they’re having a bad day? Colourful action-packed illustrations and a dynamite rhyming text reveal the many ways superheroes (and ordinary children, too) can resist the super-temptation to cause a scene when they’re sad, mad, frustrated, lonely, or afraid. From burning off steam on a bike or a hike, to helping others, this energetic picture book has plenty of fun ideas to help kids cope when they re feeling overwhelmed.

The message is subtle but it helps kids deal with their emotions just like the superheroes do. The Illustrations make this book really special, they are colourful and full of detail. My Little Man spent ages looking at them and spotting his new favourite superheroes. 
The superheroes are introduced inside the cover of the book. They are not your regular superheroes but they are still strong and brave with special abilities. like Thrash, Typhoon and Zing, Beastie, Lazer Man and Screecher.

It shows all the awful things they could do if they allowed their emotions to take a hold, like kick, punch and pound, knock over buildings like towers of blocks, use laser eyes to ignite forest fires or screech with an ear piercing sound. But they don’t, instead they race to rescue people in need, hatch super-plans to help banish world sadness and chase wanted bad guys with a super-charged zing.

The book teaches children that it’s okay if they frown, sigh, or cry they just need to acknowledge their emotions and wait for them to get better.

This is a rhyming book which is always a big hit, and along with the fun colourful illustrations it’s a great read which kids will love.

We give this book a big thumbs up!

You can find this and many other fabulous books at the GMC Group website

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Disclosure: we were sent a copy of Even Superheroes Have Bad Days for the purpose of this review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. rebeccabeesley
    June 20, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    we love rhyming books. This sounds like a fun one! x

  2. Laura
    July 14, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    How did I miss the Chris Evans show? I need to find it on iPlayer! Love the theme of this book too. Thanks for linking up to #KLTR

  3. July 14, 2017 / 3:23 pm

    This sounds like a great book and can teach a few important truths about real life not being perfect. I love the illustration on the front cover too! How cool to see this on Cbeebies. 🙂

  4. July 16, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    What a great message to get through in a story and my 4yo superhero fan would love it! #KLTR

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