Author(s): Bob Graham
Winner of the 2000 Smarties Prize Gold Medal. It's not easy being the son of legendary superheroes Captain Lightning and Madam Thunderbolt. Max has a cape and a mask, but he doesn't fly. His parents can't understand it. It seems that Max is just an ordinary boy, until finally, to save a falling baby bird, Max discovers he can fly! He'll be a small hero, doing small deeds. "The world needs more of those," says his mum. A funny and touching tale about little Max, the reluctant superhero. Bob Graham has three times won the Australian Children's Book of the Year Award, in addition to the Smarties Book Prize Gold and Silver Awards and the Kate Greenaway Medal.
"A particularly cheerful and colourful book."The Daily Mail
Bob Graham is Australia's leading picture-book-maker. He has written and illustrated many children's picture books for Walker, and has won numerous awards, most recently for "Jethro Byrde, Fairy Child" (Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal).