Everyone Needs a Hero

Children - General
20 Pages
Reviewed on 03/17/2014
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Author Biography

Don Winn is the award-winning author of the children's novel The Knighting of Sir Kaye and ten award-winning picture books, including The Higgledy-Piggledy Pigeon, Superhero, Twitch the Squirrel and the Forbidden Bridge, Space Cop Zack: Protector of the Galaxy, and many others.
Don has been writing for over 20 years. He began with poetry, and then progressed to writing children's picture books. While still continuing to develop ideas for stories for younger children, his current passion is writing chapter books for middle readers.
As a young Dyslexic student, he could never have imagined becoming a writer, since both reading and writing were such challenges. But working through those struggles taught him that the harder we have to work for something, the more treasured it is. Don Winn lives in Round Rock, Texas.

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    Book Review

Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite

Superhero: Everyone Needs a Hero by Don M. Winn is about a little boy who realizes how he can be of help to people in different situations in life, that he can be their hero. This is a sweet story, starting with the young boy getting out of bed in the morning and, instead of going to school, he puts on his superhero uniform and strikes out to find these villains before they can do something to his friends and family. Can this young boy find the villains and stop them in time?

This is a really cute book, especially for boys, that turns out to have a very valuable lesson in the end. It answers the questions: What is a hero? Do you need to have super powers to be a hero? How can you be a hero? As well as, Who is your greatest hero? I love the special heartwarming ending. The characters are created well and the graphics are done with vivid colors that kids will love. But one thing bothered me with the villains' characters - they looked more like demons or devils and I’m not sure I would want my small child to see these. But this may not be a problem for some people. Overall, this is a cute book, and I like the valuable lesson it teaches kids. I encourage you to pick up a copy of this book for your child’s library and see what you think.

Ivy Shanks

Both of my children loved this book! It really touched my 7 year old daughter as well as my 5 year old son.