Posted on July 5, 2010 by Big Universe in Reviews.
Title: Perfect Man
Author: Troy Wilson
Illustrator: Dean Griffiths
Published: 2004 Orca Book Publishing
Jump into the world of an ordinary boy, “Michael Maxwell McAllum was the smallest boy in his class. He lived in a small house in a small town on a small street.” He idolizes Perfect Man, a crime fighting super hero. The story begins when Perfect Man announces his retirement. Michael isn’t sad to hear this news because he believes that Perfect Man will reappear when needed. The school year begins and Michael has a new teacher. Mr. Clark is the perfect teacher. He seems to be everywhere at once and explains information about planets as if he had actually been there. Through his thinning hair and rounded stomach, Michael believes he recognizes his idol, Perfect Man. Mr. Clark helps Michael to discover his own super power.
This book would make a great read for parents, teachers, and children who love super hero stories. The fun, vibrant illustrations will capture the attention of all audiences. Choose this book as a beginning of the year read aloud or use it to encourage children to read and write. Perfect Man reminds us to look within for our special talents.
- What is a hero?
- Who is a hero in your life?
- What makes that person a hero?
- Think of a time when you were someone’s hero. Explain.
- What is your super power?
If you like this book, try some of the other books by Orca Book Publishers.
Conversation with Troy Wilson A podcast interview with the author.