#1117 – Good Morning Superman by Michael Dahl & Omar Lozano

Good Morning, Superman!
Series: DC Super Heroes
Written by Michael Dahl
Illustrated by Omar Lozano
Capstone Young Readers   3/01/2017
32 pages    Ages 4—7


“When the sun rises, a young boy prepares for his greatest adventure . . . MORNING!

“Follow along as he leaps tall buildiongs (jumps out of bed), dons his heroic uniform (his clothes), and faces his greatest weakness (Kryptonite-colored toothpaste). Then it’s up and away for the day! This heroic “wake up” story will have SUPERMAN™ fans young and old delighted in their morning routines.” [BACK COVER]

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Good Morning Superman tells the tale of an unnamed young black boy dressing for the day, simultaneously told with Superman beginning his day. The young hero wakes up, full of energy. As Superman finds the evil he needs to cleaned up, the young boy races into the bathroom to clean up. Superman transforms into his uniform, while the boy pops out of the bathroom, fist in the air, ready for the day, wearing a Superman shirt and a red cape.

“Fast as lightning” the boy eats breakfast, and, like Superman, declares himself ready for the day’s mission. But first, he must face a fear—brushing his teeth. Like many young children, our hero does not want to take time out to brush and floss. Will the boy conquer his fear? Will he get out the door in one piece, uniform complete, or will he need the help of his superhero sidekicks?
Each spread shows simultaneous activity between Superman and the young boy, using slanted boxes the length of each spread. The illustrations have the hero’s ABC’s: Action-packed, Bright, and Colorful. Iconic DC Comics characters (evil Lex Luther, Supergirl, and Superdog Kryprto), appear alongside the young boy who has his own set of characters (Supergirl (little) Sister and his own Superdog). The young hero, safely belted into a car seat, shines a beautiful, radiant smile.
While not a bedtime story like, Bedtime for Batman [reviewed here], the first book in the series, Good Morning Superman, being a fast read, could fit into a morning schedule or a ride to school. Conventions aside, Good Morning Superman, as a bedtime story, can help young heroes by impressing upon them the morning’s routine. Additionally, young children will find dreams of Superman filling their sleep. Young children who like Superman will like Good Morning Superman. The young hero being unnamed, children can envision themselves as the young superman (or woman).

Also included is a Morning Checklist where little heroes can check off such morning activities as “go potty,” “get dressed,” “eat breakfast,” “brush teeth,” pack bag,” and “hugs and kisses.”

With Batman covering the night, and Superman the morning, which hero will be next in this adorable series?

GOOD MORNING SUPERMAN. Text copyright © 2017 by Michael Dahl. Illustrations copyright © 2017 by Omar Lozano. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Capstone Young Readers, North Mankato, MN.

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Reprinted with permission from GOOD MORNING SUPERMAN © 2017 by Michael Dahl, Capstone Young Readers, an imprint of Capstone. Illustrations © 2017 by Omar Lozano.

Copyright © 2017 by Sue Morris/Kid Lit Reviews. All Rights Reserved

Good Morning Superman
Series: DC Super Heroes
Written by Michael Dahl
Illustrated by Omar Lozano
Capstone Young Readers 3/01/2017


4 thoughts on “#1117 – Good Morning Superman by Michael Dahl & Omar Lozano

  1. Love this! I wonder if Superdog gets his teeth brushed with the KryptoToothpaste. Mom brushes my teeth every night before bed. Hmmmm Maybe I am Superdog.

    Love and licks,


    • You just might be Superdog. If Superman is Clark Kent, why couldn’t Cupcake be Superdog? (Though I think you would know it.) Small glitch aside, with those pearly white canines you would make a terrific Superdog.


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