While Lily’s mum does her hair and cleans her teeth (her own, not Lily’s), Lily tells her about her new great idea. She’s going to be a superhero.

In Dr Ranj’s new picture book, A Superhero Like You, illustrated by Liam Darcy, we learn about all the heroic jobs Lily considers; vet, recycling-truck driver, scientist, teacher, firefighter and many more.

We shouldn’t need more books telling us what girls can aspire to, but it seems we do.

And for Mother’s Day it is entirely suitable to discover that Lily’s mum is in fact a superhero. A doctor, with recently combed hair, and clean teeth!

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