A TRUE WONDER (nonfiction picture book)
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Did you know that Wonder Woman has her own invisible airplane? The Invisible Jet doesn’t appear in my picture book, A TRUE WONDER: The Comic Book Hero Who Changed Everything, illustrated by Katy Wu (Clarion, 2021), but its origins are as old as Wonder Woman herself. When pilot Steve Trevor crashed near Wonder Woman’s home island, Themyscira, Wonder Woman’s mother gave her the plane to fly Steve back home to America. The plane was both invisible to the human eye and stealthy (invisible to radar).
Even though I’ve loved Wonder Woman since childhood, I learned a lot about her while researching A TRUE WONDER: The Comic Book Hero Who Changed Everything, illus. by Katy Wu (Clarion, 2021). ...Through the years, Wonder Woman’s powers and abilities expanded to include super senses like enhanced vision, hearing, and sense of smell.
Make this easy Wonder Woman paper bag puppet craft! Saving the world has never been so fun! Perfect craft for kids to make at home or at school. Great for preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary school aged children. It's a craft and pretend play activity all in one!
What happens when you combine the world’s most famous warrior princess with the art of origami? You get a star-spangled collection of paper-folding projects. These models, designed by internationally renowned origami master John Montroll, are guaranteed to amaze. With clear, step-by-step diagrams and instructions, a simple square of paper transforms into Wonder Woman’s tiara, sword, invisible jet. When you fold these models, your friends will believe you’re the one with super powers.
Wonder Woman was created by Bill Marston in 1941, upon the suggestion of his wife, Elizabeth. Wonder Woman soon showed what women can do. Her path since has inspired women and girls while echoing their ever-changing role in society. This exceptional book raises up the many women who played a part in her evolution, from Elizabeth Marston to writer Joye Hummel to director Patty Jenkins, and makes clear that the fight for gender equality is still on-going.
A TRUE WONDER: The Comic Book Hero Who Change Everything by Kirsten W. Larson, illus. Katy Wu (Clarion, 9/28/21) is a behind-the-scenes look at the creation and evolution of Wonder Woman, the iconic character who has inspired generations of girls and women as a symbol of female strength and power. (ages 4+) Preorder from Once Upon A Time Books for a limited edition postcard from Katy Wu.