Every hero has a tail.

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One day late, because I’m bad at days… here’s Sidekicks by Dan Santat.

Sidekicks is one of those brilliant books with a concept so simple, so original, but so based in something familiar that it practically sells itself. We’ve got ourselves a washed up superhero looking for a way to break back into the business.

This is concept art because Dan Santat and the internet are amazing.

This is concept art because Dan Santat and the internet are amazing.

And we’ve got ourselves his motley crew of household pets. They enjoy being lazy, as pets are wont to do.Sidekicks2

When Captain Amazing decides to start searching for a new sidekick, the pets get understandably jealous. And self-righteous. Each of them wants the sidekick job. And silliness and adventure ensue.

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This book is just pure fun. Go read it now. (And then go read The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, Dan Santat’s 2015 Caldecott-Medal-winning picture book. He’s got the chops.)

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