stl032233Good Morning Superman, Michael Dahl, Capstone Young Readers, 2017.

The sun rises, bringing with it a new day in the city of Metropolis. With the rising of the sun, Clark Kent transforms into Superman. At our house, a toddler wakes up ready to conquer the day. But before she can leave the house, there are a number of things to do to get ready.

From the creative mind of Michael Dahl, comes another superhero themed children’s book. Similar to his book Bedtime for Batman, Good Morning Superman parallels Clark Kent getting ready for the day with an unnamed African-American boy getting ready for the day.

Toddler J loves Bedtime for Batman, mostly for the checklist at the end of the book, assuring that we have done everything we need to for bedtime. Good Morning Superman provides a similar checklist. At the conclusion of reading the book, Toddler J enjoys going through the list, which is a series of square images from the book. The list helps parents and children get that morning routine down.


The illustrations by Omar Lozano are bright and colorful. The artwork is modeled after Bruce Trimm’s in Superman: The Animated Series for the Man of Steel panels. Lozano employs a rounded approach for the young hero.

I appreciate that the little boy’s sister makes an appearance along with Supergirl. (Can we say, “Dad of a little girl?”) It is important to me that girls see that they too can be superheroes. This is a fun read for children ages 2-7, and a great resource for parents.

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Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a digital review copy.