Origin of Toni's powers

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Re: Origin of Toni's powers

Post by CinWin » 17 Sep 2018, 12:24

Sisou wrote:
27 Aug 2018, 23:57
CinWin wrote:
23 Jul 2018, 22:28
I do not think that the origins of being a kind, caring and helpful child are of any importance to the book. This is not a psychological discussion - it is a book written for a 2 - 4 year old. (In my humble opinion)
True. However, I think it would be beneficial and interesting if the next book shows how the parents or community helped Toni get these "powers". For instance, a picture of a parent doing something caring.
Very good idea! I would like that also. Thank you.
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Post by Bon0 » 17 Sep 2018, 14:20

Maybe. I guess we'll just have to wait and see how it all went.

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Post by stalliongirlke » 02 Oct 2018, 09:09

I think revealing such information wouldnt be such a good idea because the target audience of this book are too young to comprehend such information. May be for a little older audience, that would be suitable for them

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Post by Ravinder+Kaur » 02 Oct 2018, 13:15

Naja Saba wrote:
14 Aug 2018, 00:23
I tend to differ, Toni did not have any superpowers. He is a kid like any other kid. He just happens to have mastered responsibility at an early age.
I agree. Every kid is a superhero at home, with matured upbringing, plus some costume and pretend.
About the origin of Toni's superpowers, a two year old kid will only be too happy to watch the colourful illustrations in the book and not bother where he learnt all that from.

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Post by Bavithra M » 15 Oct 2018, 23:52

Yes I agree with your opinion had the author explained the origin of the super powers of Toni, the story would have been even more intresting.
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Post by Mr Benji » 17 Dec 2018, 08:00

Julez wrote:
22 Jul 2018, 08:36
I wonder if the plot of the book would have been made more interesting by stating the origin of his powers just like other superheroes. What do you think?



Toni the Superhero is a short book that's meant for chidren especially from 3-7 years.

Therefore stating the origin of his powers is not necessary. I think you should expect such if it is a novel.
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Post by Mr Benji » 17 Dec 2018, 08:07

Sarah Tariq wrote:
22 Jul 2018, 10:18
Interesting idea. Current book is the introduction of Toni's Personality. May be the next book will state about the origin of Toni's powers.


That's is it. The purpose of Toni the Superhero is not emphasize the supernature of Toni but see him as ordinary as other children.

And agree that the book actually focus on these aspect of his personality.
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Post by Mr Benji » 17 Dec 2018, 08:14

Shrabastee wrote:
23 Jul 2018, 03:00
As far as I could get from the discussions, the next book shows how veggies are important to build power. Well, I hope that the origin of Toni's superpowers will not be listed solely as eating vegetables. However, apart from his cape and suit and one flying photograph, Toni hasn't even shown his superpowers yet. I am hoping to see something along those lines in the next books.



I too expect more as the author promises in later books.

But I don't think it might change from this personality of helping people around him rather than flying in the sky to catch villain, like Superman and Batman.
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Post by Mr Benji » 17 Dec 2018, 10:31

Dael Reader wrote:
24 Jul 2018, 20:23
Isn't every kid a superhero at heart? It doesn't matter whether or not he has supernatural powers. He likes to read! That's the only real superpower you need!
Reading is a super power indeed . But this must be balanced with other activities such as house chores.

I think this one thing that make this book fit for children.
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Post by Mr Benji » 17 Dec 2018, 12:27

Bavithra M wrote:
15 Oct 2018, 23:52
Yes I agree with your opinion had the author explained the origin of the super powers of Toni, the story would have been even more intresting.



There is nothing more interesring than finding out the source of a power.

However, I think adding such detail would have called for more additional pages, sentences and illustrations.

This would have been a different story entirely.
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