Ralph Cosentino’s superhero picture book series is amazing! I’ve used his stories in pre-K and early elementary classes and they’re a hit with all ages! I love them so much, I made flannel sets to accompany the stories (stay tuned for Batman and Wonder Woman):
Superman: The Story of the Man of Steel boils down the complicated story of Cal-El / Clark Kent so a four-year old can understand it. It talks about his childhood, Krypton and the Daily Planet.
The kids’ favorite part of the book is when it highlights the villains, including Lex Luthor, Metallo, Brainiac, and Bizarro.
I even made a cool phone booth craft: Superman Phone Booth Craft
- Copy both sheets on white paper.
- Cut out the second sheet (with Clark/Superman) in the box.
- Using a razorblade or scissors, score the vertical lines of the phone booth.
- Slide the Clark/Superman sheet behind the phone booth to reveal a superhero switch craft!