Praise for Clara Humble and the Not-So-Super Powers
"Ramona Quimby meets Timmy Failure."
-- Lindsey Ferrante, Collection Development, Baker & Taylor
"Beautiful and fun... A worthy addition to the growing field of doodle-illustrated middle-grade novels."
"A promising beginning to a new series about a spirited character who is discovering her real strengths."
-- Kirkus Reviews
"Humphrey succeeds in establishing a likable heroine, a spunky comic book fan with a wild imagination... A solid start to a new series."
-- School Library Journal
"Subtly thought-provoking... Humphrey - and Clara - have staked out their own comic territory."
-- Quill & Quire
"Spunky Clara Humble and her clever cartoon drawings about her feline heroine @Cat are bound to delight kids who love a school story filled with mischief, mystery and real-life problems. Kids who have graduated from the Just Grace series and are looking for more will love following Clara's misadventures as she battles her nemesis, Bossy Becky, and deals with all kinds of challenges in her life. Can't wait for book two!"
-- Phyllis Simon, Vancouver Kidsbooks
"You'll love Clara Humble. She has a vibrant imagination, a wild spirit, and a tender heart. Fans of the Ramona Quimby books and Ivy and Bean series will delight in Clara's passionate yet hare-brained plans to save her school from the mean kids, to stop her best friend from moving away, and to bring super hero-style justice to her elementary school."
-- Erica Nikolaus, Words Worth Books
"Clever and creative--this book has the perfect mix of 'comic' relief and expert storytelling that tugs on all the right heart strings."
-- Arthur Slade, Author, The Hunchback Assignments series
"You're going to fall in love with Clara's zest and energy and amazingly fun approach to life. Add a memorable story to a memorable character, and you have the perfect ingredients for a wonderful read."
-- Sigmund Brouwer, Author, Justine McKeen series and Seven series contributor
"Spirited and imaginative, Clara Humble's true superpowers are found in her creative ability, the love and support of her family and friends, and her everlasting determination to right the wrongs of her fourth-grader life. Her memorable comic adventures show true heart."
-- Amy Mathers, Amy's Marathon of Books
"Whether defending her school from bitter rivals or scheming up ways to keep her friends happy, I couldn't help rooting for Clara. Her imagination, adventurous spirit, and all-around charm drew me right in."
-- Kristen Ciccarelli, Bookseller for Words Worth Books
"Author Anna Humphrey has done a wonderful job of telling a story that many children will be able to identify with: things happen that we have no control over and we need to learn how to cope. This book is sprinkled with adorable illustrations that depict Clara's comic strip and how she sees the world around her. This book will help students know they are not alone in how they feel and what they are dealing with. Recommended."
-- School Library Connection
"A funny and touching story through which young readers may explore their own feelings of helplessness and frustration."
-- Canadian Children's Book News
"Clara's supposed super powers make for quite an interesting storyline. The characters are well-developed, and the story is interesting... Recommended."
-- Canadian Review of Materials
"Humphrey's new series starring Clara Humble as a plucky young cartoonist tackles the big challenges facing kids like friendship, anger, competition, and change with honesty and humor...delightful...hilarious super hero hijinks that kids will love."
-- The Midwest Book Review