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The charmingly oblivious elephant Little Jumbo "saves the day" in a superhero story that’s perfect for fans of Ian Falconer’s Olivia Being a superhero isn’t easy. All Little Jumbo wants to do is fight crime and defend the weak, by doing things like halting traffic for snails to cross the street and stopping Dad from sneaking cookies. It’s not his fault grown-ups don’t appreciate his heroic deeds! Luckily, Little Jumbo doesn't give up easily. He even powerfully resists cake (his greatest weakness!) to help a new friend in need! Super Jumbo is the hilariously sweet companion to Fred Koehler’s standout debut, How to Cheer Up Dad, which received three starred reviews.
About the Author
Fred Koehler is the author-illustrator of How to Cheer Up Dad, which received starred reviews from Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, and BCCB. Fred has a background in advertising and lives with his two spirited kids in Lakeland, Florida, where he loves boating, camping, and the great outdoors.
"Koehler's artwork continues to impress: his thick black outlines give his characters a reassuring emotional groundedness, and he finds the comic sweet spot in each composition." —Publishers Weekly
"Very funny...Pair with Ed Vere’s Max the Brave (2015) for another tale about a sweetly bumbling, well-meaning little hero." —Booklist
"Koehler's chunky, bold lines and varying perspectives are comical and lively, while the simple text offers several moments of nicely silly contrasts between the elephantine wannabe superhero's intentions and his results...Broadly entertaining." —Kirkus Reviews
"This heartwarming story is full of humor...A terrific purchase for storytime collections." —School Library Journal
"Koehler’s illustrations...are as endearing as they are funny...This would also be a “super” choice for superhero- or elephant-themed storytimes, and a pleasing counterpart to Beaty’s Doctor Ted." — BCCB