Is Toni Really A Superhero?

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Re: Is Toni Really A Superhero?

Post by Ravinder+Kaur » 26 Sep 2018, 03:52

Rain18 wrote:
16 Sep 2018, 17:12
I love that kids are less complicated than adults and retain the ability to believe without questioning. It's such a shame that as adults we lose our imagination and creativity. Superheroes don't have to possess superpowers - laser vision, super strength, ability to fly. They just need to have a strong passion for wanting to help others, to save the world, to make life better. So in that vein, of course Toni is a superhero. He's a young superhero now and he's doing the things that he can do at such a young age. But as he grows and matures, he'll do bigger things - who knows, maybe he'll open a school for disadvantaged children in Cleveland like Lebron James. For now, he's making a difference with all the young people who believe in him and believe that they too can be superheroes one day. Give the kids a cape and let them do what kids do best. Won't they surprise us everytime!!!
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Post by Doug Jones » 08 Oct 2018, 16:00

Helen_Combe wrote:
01 Jul 2018, 03:33
When I read the book, I felt that Toni wasn’t a superhero, he was a little boy with a superhero costume. Her probably believes that he is a superhero and he probably believes that he can fly. However, from a parent’s point of view, he is a superhero because he is such a good, healthy and happy boy.
Did you think he was a superhero?
On the back cover, Toni is depicted flying in the sky.

On the front cover, he is depicted using a broom and a cat to balance plates, fruit, boots and a circus ball.

I'm not aware of too many ordinary little boys who merely dress in superhero costumes who can do all of that.
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Post by Samisah » 09 Oct 2018, 08:01

Being a super hero is a relative term. I believe one does not necessarily have to have magical or super powers to be a hero.
Toni is a bright kid, and very obedient and respective, so yes I think he is a hero.

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Post by Doug Jones » 09 Oct 2018, 13:11

Samisah wrote:
09 Oct 2018, 08:01
Being a super hero is a relative term. I believe one does not necessarily have to have magical or super powers to be a hero.
Toni is a bright kid, and very obedient and respective, so yes I think he is a hero.
Agree with all of that, which is what makes him a great role model for kids. They may not be able to have his super powers, but they can follow his example in the ways the book displays.
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Post by Book Lover 35 » 11 Oct 2018, 10:07

If he thinks he is than he is. If that is what keeps him motivated to be helpful to others that he can be a superhero.
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Post by Rosebella » 12 Oct 2018, 13:41

Yes, he is a superhero. I think a Superhero is anyone who inspires others, whether it is to be courageous or more.
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Post by Charlyt » 14 Oct 2018, 02:27

For me, he is. I think being a superhero consists of 1) doing good, and 2) sacrifice. Toni sacrifices his time to help out and spread good. Everybody needs a superhero like that even if it seems like a minor thing.
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Post by writer808 » 14 Oct 2018, 03:07

I think that tony is a super hero. Since he is a healthy and obedient kid. I consider him a superhero

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Post by Bavithra M » 16 Oct 2018, 09:20

Yes, Tony is definitely a superhero. In the book he doesn't use his super abilities to attack villians may be because of the reason that violence should be avoided as it is a children's book.
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Post by VernaVi » 12 Jun 2019, 16:04

Every little boy is a superhero for a while. Toni is no different. This book will connect with kids for that reason. I'm sure there will be more superhero powers evident in the next book in the series, as this is just the introductory book.

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