Superheroes Don’t Babysit | Amber Hendricks


Superheroes Don’t Babysit by Amber Hendricks 

Illustrated by Kyle Reed 

Beaming Books, Releasing on June 2nd 2020, 32 pages 

About the Author: Amber Hendricks grew up reading everything she could get her hands on—including the morning cereal boxes. In addition to Superheroes Don’t Babysit, Amber is the author of Sophie and Little Star and two forthcoming picture books. She lives in Missouri with her husband and two children. 


Twitter: @ashayhen

Facebook: Amber Hendricks

About the Illustrator: Kyle Reed is an illustrator whose work has appeared in children’s books, magazines, animation and advertising. He lives in Ontario, Canada.


Twitter: @CutDrawGlue

Instagram: @cutdrawglue

(Both bios provided by Beaming Books publicist.) 

“Besides, every superhero needs a sidekick.”

When dad asks a young superhero to watch her little brother, she’s less than excited. After all, superheroes are too busy saving lives and fighting crime to babysit. With a new citizen to protect while dad’s away, this caped-crusader realizes that babysitting your little brother is no easy task. From ice cream sundaes gone awry to broken action figures, it may just take a superhero to save the day. Has she finally met her archnemesis—or perhaps a loyal sidekick instead? 

In this adorable picture-book, Hendricks perfectly captures the epic proportions of sibling rivalry while simultaneously highlighting the unbreakable bond between brother and sister. Reed’s illustrations layer the story with bold, humorous visuals and comicstrip aesthetics. Together, they create Superheroes Don’t Babysit, a fun-filled tale where superheroes become babysitters and pesky little brothers turn out to be the perfect crime-fighting partners. 

Superheroes Don’t Babysit releases on June 2nd 2020. 

(Pine Reads Review received an ARC from Beaming Books in exchange for an honest review.)

PRR Writer, Hannah Miller

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