SuperJoe Does Not Do Cuddles (Hardcover)
Even the mightiest of superheroes sometimes need a cuddle from their mom…
"A sweet story about a child’s active imagination, friendship, and independence"
SuperJoe is convinced he doesn't need cuddles from his mum. He flies around the neighbourhood rescuing people from escaped tigers, runaway trains and raging rivers, all while battling his nemesis the Grey Shadow. Naturally, he refuses all cuddles. Until one night, when he can't sleep…
"Super fun, super playful, this stunning picture book captures the youthful imagination and burgeoning independence of caped crusader SuperJoe. With clever comic-style illustrations and warm-hearted humor, it’s a timely reminder that everyone needs a reassuring hug from Mom sometimes"―The Jericho Book Prize
Reading Age: 3 - 8 years old
Print Length: 32 pages
Grade Level: Preschool 2
WE LOVE IT BECAUSE...
LANTANA: "We believe that the importance of reading for pleasure cannot be overstated. A combination of academic research, empirical study and common sense shows that when children identify with books - their settings, themes or characters - they are more likely to enjoy reading them. At Lantana, we’re proud to publish books in which a greater number of children can see themselves reflected, because our books feature characters from under-represented and marginalised groups who are rarely the main characters in stories. This way, we hope to ignite the spark that will grow into a lifelong love of reading."
ABOUT THE BRAND
We are an award-winning children’s book publisher and social enterprise with a mission to publish inclusive books by underrepresented voices celebrating every kind of child and family. Because ALL children deserve to see themselves in the books they read.
Our books have been making a splash since day one. They have been reviewed in The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent, The Sunday Times, the Irish News, the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
In October 2018, Lantana was selected as one of ten entrepreneurial startups to join OXFO L.E.V8, an intensive mentorship scheme supported by the University of Oxford, designed to nurture high potential ventures. Lantana was the only publishing company to make it onto the programme, besting around 230 other applicants after an extensive interview process, and one of only three businesses with female CEOs.
We are justly proud that our primary printing partner in Hong Kong has won a series of sustainability awards. We print all of our books with non-petroleum based inks on Forest Stewardship Council certified paper to minimise our carbon footprint.