cover image Super Sue

Super Sue

Cressida Cowell, Russell Ayto. Candlewick Press (MA), $7.99 (16pp) ISBN 978-0-7636-2063-9

Super Sue by Cressida Crowell, illus by Russell Ayto, invites youngsters to pull tabs and lift flaps to see all the super things Sue can do, like slurp her spaghetti and wash her toes. The final spread hides a message to toddlers under flaps (""Surely you are super too!"") and provides a removable ""Certificate of Superness"" on which Mom or Dad can list accomplishments. The funky artwork is sprinkled with sly touches; for example, as Sue climbs the stairs, a goldfish levitates out of its bowl and pictures on the wall show the cow jumping over the moon.