|Michael Rosen. Katharine McEwen, illus|
|Pages/Publication Date:||34 / 2013|
As Dad reads Emily and Elmer a bedtime story about the Terrible Two—the monstrous Filth and the robot Vacuum—readers 4 to 8 get to see the adventure play out in comic book format. Who can stop the villains' rampage? Steel Man isn't strong enough, Flying-Through-the-Air-Very-Fast-Man isn't fast enough, and Incredibly-Big-Strong-Green-Man isn't big, strong, and green enough. When Extremely Boring Man shows up, though, neither the Terrible Two nor the children will be able to stay awake for long. In his delightfully over-the-top text, the author of Little Rabbit Foo Foo and I'm Number One pays tribute to classic comic books, while Katharine McEwen's amusing illustrations blend modern and vintage styles.