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ISBN: 9781925161212
Dimensions: 23x22cm
Pages: 48
Publication year: 2014
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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My Superhero

Created by Chris OwenMoira Court

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Superheroes have lots of super attributes – amazing strength, incredible speed, sensational costumes. But this charming book is a celebration of super skills of a quite different kind – the kind that are much closer to home.


‘Court’s dynamic illustrations and the fold-out pages are guaranteed to engage youngsters … Verdict: super’ Herald Sun

‘… the illustrations are a hit.’ Readings

‘The first picture book from Chris Owen and Moira Court has all the right ingredients to make it irresistible to its young target audience: it’s visually striking with bold, colourful endearing illustrations; the rhymed text is perfect for reading aloud …’ Magpies

‘A warm and engaging tribute to heroes from the animal world and those closer to home’ The West Australian

‘A picture book about the superhero qualities of fathers.’ Scoop Magazine

My Superhero is a celebration of the super-skills only parents have.’ Practical Parenting

‘This charming story introduces the reader to 12 mask-wearing animal superheroes and their talents.’ Melbourne’s Child

‘This is Chris Owen’s first picture book, and his engaging poetic style is impressive. The real strength of the book, however, is Moira Court’s unconventional and highly original illustrative style.’ Canberra’s Child

‘Very young children will … respond to the rhymes and love the pictures and every Dad will be proud to hear about the super qualities that they have.’ ReadPlus

‘Chris Owen’s rhyming couplets dance off the tongue when read aloud, keeping the child listener entranced with every syllable.’ Buzz Words

‘With Moira Court’s dynamic illustrations of superheroes in animal form, and Chris’s engaging rhyming language, this is the perfect book for dads to read aloud to their children.’ Subiaco Post


Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Shortlisted 2014)
International Youth Library White Raven list (2014)

Pages: 48
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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Chris Owen

Chris Owen hails from Sussex on the south coast of England. A former radio journalist and newsreader, he migrated to the sunnier climes of Perth in 2003, where he changed careers to become a primary school teacher. Aside from writing, Chris cites walking, snorkeling and eating homemade apple pie and custard, as his principal passions […]

Moira Court

Moira Court grew up in the West Country, England. She emigrated to Australia in 2001 and now lives in the Perth Hills with her husband, daughter and fur children. An artist and illustrator, she predominantly works in printmaking and likes to chop up the failures to use for collaging. Her work is inspired by nature, […]