Is Toni Really A Superhero?

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Re: Is Toni Really A Superhero?

Post by ValBookReviews » 01 Aug 2018, 10:19

I'm so amazed at the amount of skepticism over this children's book. But, I think Toni is just simply called a superhero for helping out. In other words, Toni saves the day.
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Post by v i n » 03 Aug 2018, 04:27

I firmly agree with you. it was only from the parental viewpoint and the costumes that classify him. from the readers' viewpoint, No. ton is just a happy and healthy young boy.

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Post by Alena_Surya » 03 Aug 2018, 12:18

I feel the author is trying to change a child's perception of a superhero. He doesn't need to be bitten by a spider. He can be a normal kid going out of his way to help others.

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Post by stacie k » 03 Aug 2018, 13:12

Helen_Combe wrote:
03 Jul 2018, 18:16
Conversely, they may be an argument that a child could say ”I’m not a superhero, so I’m not doing the chores”. We could potentially be hoist by our own psychology.
LOL! That scenario would be an epic fail! I'm not sure how I would respond to my child's questioning about Toni's superpowers. Maybe I would explain that he likes to pretend to be a superhero and encourage them to use their imaginations, too?
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Post by ArriettyClock » 03 Aug 2018, 13:15

kfwilson6 wrote:
27 Jul 2018, 08:52
I love this perspective. That is a really great comparison that you made. Intelligence, a desire to help, and money can all lead to becoming a superhero (no actual powers required!).
Thank you :D
Everyone needs a superhero in their life - someone they know will help when they need it. And I believe anyone can be a superhero if they choose to! (even small actions can change someone else's perspective on life - or even make a massive impact in their life)

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Post by Ijeoma Kikelomo » 07 Aug 2018, 05:43

Good note. I do think Toni is a super hero. To me the point is that every child can be a superhero, if they draw lessons from Toni's attitude.

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Post by booklysis » 07 Aug 2018, 09:37

Every child is a superhero to their parents. And every child acts to be a superhero cause he/she wants to fight all problems like a true superhero.

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Post by Fozia-Bajwa » 10 Aug 2018, 03:37

No it was just the imagination of Toni about being a superhero but actually it's not the reality because Toni doesn't had the super powers essential for making him a superhero.

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Post by Michael Kevin » 12 Aug 2018, 07:59

I think he is a superhero because of his nice attitude towards everything he face in life. This is what makes him different from the other children.

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Post by KING FRANKLIN » 12 Aug 2018, 13:45

I think the book was just trying to teach kids that superheroes have other chores just like normal people and to make children feel like superheroes. He was never really a superhero.

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Post by Naja Saba » 14 Aug 2018, 00:41

Toni is no super hero. He has no real power and is still a kid. The book title was overrated.

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Post by David Koreas » 15 Aug 2018, 03:14

Yes, any parent having a child would love to see them turn out exactly like Toni. However, Toni is no superhero. He has no superhero powers.

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Post by David Horta Alonso » 15 Aug 2018, 11:45

From a parental point of view, I see him as a superhero. He has a positive influence on the lives of children.

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Post by Mercy Bolo » 16 Aug 2018, 07:05

I don't think Toni has any actual powers, but he believes he's a superhero and continually works on improving himself through doing chores and living in harmony with others.
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Post by David Horta Alonso » 16 Aug 2018, 13:15

That depends on the side of the coin through which you see it. I do not think he was a superhero.

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