New York Times bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio and illustrator Stephanie Graegin bring a lionhearted new hero to life in this tender, sparkling story about standing up for what’s right—and finding your inner superpowers.
Put on your invisible cape! The sweet simplicity of this mantra, the perfect metaphor for finding your inner strength, will resonate with parents and teachers as a call for children to stand up – speak up – for kindness. Manny is a plucky new picture book hero and the way he freezes up when he knows he should not is poignantly relateable. His bravery and imagination shine through, making him the perfect role model for school-aged children.
Every day after school, Manny saves the world from formidable foes.
I AM FEARLESS!
I AM STRONG!
I AM BRAVE!
I AM POWERFUL!
I AM INVINCIBLE!
Manny Stands Up! brings a lionhearted new hero to life in this tender, sparkling story about standing up for what’s right. When Manny encounters a real life nemesis in the school cafeteria he remembers his invisible cape and summons his superhero strength to save the day. It’s a wonderful lesson for kids (and parents) that being fearless, brave, and powerful doesn’t mean you can’t be KIND. Love!
About the Author: Kelly DiPucchio is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Grace for President and numerous other books for kids, including Crafty Chloe, Zombie in Love, Gaston, and Antoinette. She lives with her husband and three children in Michigan. You can find out more about Kelly and her books at KellyDiPucchio.com.
About the Illustrator: Stephanie Graegin is the illustrator of numerous books for children, including Water in the Park by Emily Jenkins; Happy Birthday, Bunny! by Liz Garton Scanlon; and Peace Is an Offering by Annette Le Box. She earned her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her MFA in printmaking from Pratt Institute, and she currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. You can visit her at Graegin.com.
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