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A Superhero Like You

Written by Dr. Ranj Singh
Illustrated by Liam Darcy

Suitable for: 0-5 years, 5-7 years (Key stage 1)

Sponsored by: Edward and Dorothy Cadbury Trust, The Syder Foundation

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

A celebration of incredible key-workers by Dr Ranj Singh, an NHS paediatrician and BAFTA-award-winning TV presenter (including CBeebies series Get Well Soon). The audio guide is read by Dr Ranj Singh.

Lily knows exactly what she wants to be when she grows up: a superhero! But she’s not interested in being a silly superhero. She doesn’t want to wear her pants outside her trousers! Lily wants to be a REAL superhero: the kind who helps people and makes the world a better place.

Join Lily as she meets the extraordinary superheroes all around us, from doctors, teachers and air ambulance paramedics to scientists, recycling truck drivers and carers. Discover the amazing work these real-life heroes do using their incredible superpowers of kindness, care and love.
This uplifting picture book celebrates key-workers, and shows little readers that we all have the potential within us to be superheroes.

Listen to an audio clip

Hello my name is Dr Ranj –– what’s your name? Pleased to meet you! I’m a doctor and I work in a hospital. I help people get better if they’re ill or have had an accident. It’s very rewarding to help people and I enjoy my job very much. I wrote this book all about superheroes – people who do important jobs that help us every day….nurses, doctors, fire fighters and ambulance crew and they’re all proudly wearing brightly coloured superhero capes! In the centre is a little girl called Lilly, dressed as a doctor and wearing a superhero cape. I’m standing next to Lilly – hello.

When I’m listening to a patient’s chest I will place the ear pieces in my ears and the drum will be placed on the patient’s chest. This is what I’ll hear * heart beat

Now let’s meet Lily, she’s standing up on the left side of the page. Lily is a little girl, about 6 years old, and is one of the stars of this book!

I hope you enjoyed my book about all the amazing people that help us every day and the important jobs they do. Would you like to help people and be a superhero too? Which super-special job would you like to do? (Pause) That’s great! Goodbye!

What's inside

  • A picture book with braille pages and raised tactile images.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

A:    Lily and Dr Ranj

B:    Fire Engine and fireman

C:    Air Ambulance and crew member

D:    Recycle Truck and crew member

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