Hi! I'm a superhero. My name is Awesome Man.
I have a stylin' letter A on my chest...
...and an Awesome Dog named Moskowitz.
(ingredients used for all: banana, blackberry jam, raisins, nutella)
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Avery's pancake request couldn't have been more complicated this week. He asked not just for Awesome Man, but his dog, too. The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man is the creation of Michael Chabon, an author who also wrote one of my favorite novels: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.
It's quickly become one of our favorite books to read at night and has taught some useful lessons to use during the day. You see, Awesome Man's secret identity is that of a young boy (based on Chabon's son). When Awesome Man gets really angry, he tells the reader he wants to start hitting or throwing stuff. But since he's superstrong, he has to be careful and create some alone time to give himself a "ginormous Awesome Power Grip," which means he hugs his knees to his chest until he calms down.
We have encouraged the Power Grip in this house many times.