Everyone knows Spiderman (A.K.A. Peter Parker) by now. We know he was bitten by a radioactive spider that gave him spider senses and cool web-slinging abilities. We know how he fell in love with Mary Jane, and used his powers to save New York time after time. After all, with great power comes great responsibility right?
Have you met Midge Maisel? If you haven’t, you should. Kind of almost very nearly not married anymore, Midge is as much of a modern day woman as it’s possible to be in the 1950’s. With parents who live within a tight rule based system, you’d think that she would know how to follow the rules. But Midge takes the rules around her, uses them to bend others to her will, (post roast as a bribe) and when it suits, she tosses them out the window. Everything in Midge Maisel’s world bows to her will at some point or another.
Michael Banks is no longer a little boy chasing a kite. He’s an adult with the weight of the world on his shoulders. Widowed, with three young children, he’s in financial difficulty and about to lose the family home. Even his sister Jane, is unable to help him get through the difficulty and there seems to be no way that he is going to be able to get them out of this problem. And we all know what happens when everything seems impossible, right? That’s when Mary Poppins shows up.
For Eve Dallas, dead bodies happen all the time. She’s well known for being the cop you want on the job when someone you know or love has been murdered. But it’s not often that the dead body happens as a result of an explosion that takes out executives from a major corporation. It’s even less common for another executive to be the person who is to blame for the explosion.
Delightful. Sweet. And rapidly becoming one of the favorite board books in my toddler’s library….