Joshua’s Bookshelf!: Batman is Brave!, by Donald Lemke

[This review is based on the Nook Book edition published by the Picture Window Books imprint of Capstone Books in 2013, and provided by NetGalley.]

So what’s it about?
The title speaks for itself: Batman is Brave! Batman shows little ones all the ways that he’s brave! He’s not afraid of the dark or the “scary monsters and villains”. It basically shows how brave Batman is at night and all the good he does for Gotham City.

What did we think of the book?
This is the perfect book for young children (and stereotypically boys), especially if you want to introduce them to comics and superheroes! The artwork is beautiful — it literally looks just like a comic book! — and the text is simple to read and printed in a fun, comic-y font. Joshua is obviously too young to read it by himself, but he enjoyed picking out letters and talking about the colors in the different pictures. It’s also a great way to start a discussion about what it means to be brave with your preschoolers! Lastly, it was fun introducing onomatopoeia (“Whoosh!” “Zoom!” “Pop!” “Zing!”) and Joshua has had a great time running around, shouting out his new words.

Would we add it to Joshua’s bookshelf?
Batman is Brave! is such a boy’s book! Joshua loved meeting a superhero, and I loved the life lesson. It’s a keeper!

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