Jackson Superhero might not be a real name, but it is a story about a real boy, and as the name suggests, Jackson is far from ordinary.
By day, a rare disease limits his ability to move freely, but at night he is far from grounded.
When the sleeping hours come around, and weightlessness takes over, Jackson takes to the skies.
He knows what it means to need the support of others, which is why when he hears a call for help, he is quickly there to lend a hand.
This is a lovely story with some great images!
The book is easy to read and follow and I loved the short punchy sentences used in the story to make it a good read for younger ones.
I read the book to my daughter and whilst she is too young to fully understand the story she loved the images and fetched the book back out for me to read to her several times over the weekend I read it to her – it is a definite hit with her!
I loved the underlying theme for the book and wish it every success.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Darren Garwood is the father of Jackson, a real boy living with a rare and terminal illness called Krabbe disease. Darren came up with the Jackson Superhero series because as Jackson can’t move during the day, Darren wanted to help him dream at night, when he was free to be anything he wanted to be. Jackson Saves an owl is written in lively, fantastic rhyme, and is the first in the Jackson Superhero series.