The Superheroes Employment Agency (Hardcover)

By Marilyn Singer, Noah Z. Jones (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, 9780547435596, 40pp.

Publication Date: July 24, 2012

List Price: 16.99*
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From Blunder Woman and Muffy the Vampire Sprayer to Stuporman and The Bulk, meet the members of the Superheroes Employment Agency—lovable misfits with oddball powers who make up for their lack of fame with an eagerness to please and a can-do attitude. These humorous, kid-friendly poems are sure to entertain while introducing readers to poetry in a fun, lighthearted, and accessible way. Told in Marilyn Singer’s witty verse and Noah Z. Jones’s hilarious illustrations, their story will make you laugh and cheer on these champions in their quests for heroic jobs.

About the Author

Marilyn Singer is the author of more than one hundred books for children, including the Tallulah books. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Washington, Connecticut. Visit her online at

Noah Z. Jones has illustrated several picture books and early readers. He lives in Los Angeles, California, and created the animated series Fish Hooks, Almost Naked Animals, and Pickle and Peanut for The Disney Channel and The Cartoon Network.

Praise For The Superheroes Employment Agency

"From Blunder Woman to Stuporman, this gallery of underemployed B-list superheroes is up for any task."--Kirkus

"There is definite kid appeal with the superhero themes."--School Library Journal

"Jones' exaggerated cartoon interpretations of these bumblers keeps things super-duper silly."--Booklist