Author(s): Greg James; Chris Smith
A hilarious, illustrated middle-grade adventure about a superhero with no superpowers
"Should appeal to readers who enjoy the Captain Underpants and Wimpy Kid series." - School Library Connection
When Murph Cooper begins his new school several weeks into the year, he can't help but feel a bit out of his depth. And it's not because he's worried about where to sit, making friends, and fitting in. It's because his mom has accidentally enrolled him at a school for superheroes. And unlike his fellow students, who can control the weather or fly or conjure tiny horses from thin air, Murph has no special abilities whatsoever.
But Murph's totally normal abilities might just be what the world needs. Because not far away is a great big bad guy who is half man and half wasp, and his mind is abuzz with evil plans . . . and when he comes after the best and the brightest, it's up to Murph to be the real hero.
With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this laugh-out-loud story proves that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.
The second huge, heroic and hilarious adventure starring Murph Cooper and the Super Zeroes from Greg James and Chris Smith. Perfect for readers of David Baddiel, David Solomons and Danny Wallace
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WATERSTONES CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE
A TOM FLETCHER BOOK CLUB PICK
'So funny, it's almost criminal' INDEPENDENT
'Outrageous capers' GUARDIAN
Greg James is a familiar voice and face on radio and TV. He's the host of BBC Radio 1's award-winning Drivetime show and presents the UK's Official Chart every Friday. On screen, Greg has hosted a variety of shows, most recently seen fronting BBC Children in Need. He is also the face of BT Sport's cricket coverage and in 2016 he raised over a million pounds for Sport Relief by completing five triathlons in five cities in five days. Greg has no superpowers. In his spare time he enjoys the idea of having hobbies. But in reality, he's made all of them into work. @gregjames
Chris Smith is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster who delivers the news to millions of people every day as the presenter of Newsbeat on BBC Radio 1. Chris enjoyed a previous glittering literary career as the winner of the H.E. Bates Short Story Competition 1981 (under tens category) with his tale `Where Are the Brandy Snaps?'. Chris has no superpowers either, although he enjoys pretending his cat Mabel can fly by picking her up and running around. @itschrissmith
Greg and Chris first started coming up with ideas for ludicrous characters and stories together on their weekly podcast, and they haven't stopped since. kidnormal.com
Illustrator Erica Salcedo studied Fine Art at Castilla-La Mancha University, before going on to study for a masters in Graphic Design. She uses a mixture of techniques to create her illustrations - from hand-drawing to digital manipulation - and always remembers to add a pinch of humour. Wolfish Stew (Bloomsbury), written by Suzi Moore, was Erica's first picture book. She lives in Cuenca, Spain.