Author(s): Michael Rosen
A bedtime read turns into a very funny superhero adventure in this exciting blend of picture book and comic book storytelling. It's time for bed and Dad is reading Emily and little Elmer a story..."Danger! Filth and Vacuum, The Terrible Two, are trying to destroy the world!" Who will save the day? Steel Man isn't strong enough; Flying-Through-the-Air-Very-Fast-Man isn't fast enough and Incredibly-Big-Strong-Green-Man isn't big, strong and green enough. Who can help? Clever young Brad 40 has a brilliant idea: he calls on a most unlikely superhero: Incredibly Boring Man, who sends the villains - and everyone else - to sleep! Filth and Vacuum are captured by the army, Brad is a hero, and Dad thinks Emily and Elmer have fallen asleep too. But he's wrong...Thsi is a sparklingly funny gem from bestselling, award-winning former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen. It is an uniquely imaginative cross-over between a picture book and a comic. It is the perfect bedtime story - children will delight in the superheroes' creatively wacky efforts to save the world. Katharine McEwen's exuberant graphic-style art brilliantly captures the fast-paced action and excitement. Eat your heart out Batman, Superman and the rest!
Michael Rosen is one of the most popular authors of stories and poems for children. His titles include We're Going on a Bear Hunt, Little Rabbit Foo Foo, The Sad Book, Tiny Little Fly and the poetry collection Bananas in My Ears. Michael received the Eleanor Farjeon Award for distinguished services to children's literature in 1997 and was the Children's Laureate from 2007 to 2009. He is a distinguished broadcaster, critic and academic, co-directing an MA in Children's Literature at Birkbeck College. His poetry readings are adored by children and adults alike. Michael lives in London. Katharine McEwen graduated from Kingston University in 1996 and has since illustrated around forty children's books for all ages, including Cows in the Kitchen, Hey, Tabby Cat! and Here Comes Tabby Cat, four Sam's Science books, the Silver Street Farm series and Allan Ahlberg's Gaskitt stories. Katharine lives in Tonbridge, Kent.