Brave Rooney and The Super-Sized Superheroes is a children's book app by Gerry Renert. It is available from the iTunes Store.

About

Brave-RooneyRooney is the only 'regular' kid in an elementary school of superheroes. When he wants to play soccer with his superhero classmates, they shun him because he's a mere mortal.

Meanwhile at school, all the superheroes get involved in a daily eating contest, which Rooney avoids.

After a while, the superheroes become so heavy, they're bursting out of their superhero suits. Even worse, they are unable to fly and utilize their super skills in the championship soccer game, but Rooney comes in and saves the day.

Brave Rooney and the Super-Sized Superheroes is designed to encourage a fun appreciation of healthy eating.

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Behind The Book

Fortunately I've been an extremely healthy eater, from my first childhood slice of Pepperidge Farm whole wheat bread to my current foraging of local farmers' markets.

For me, it's always been about making a choice—eating foods that are naturally flavorful and filled with great nutrients, versus eating foods that are flavorful, only because of all the added sugar, salt and fat, but devoid of important nutrients. Unfortunately, so many kids are not exposed to a range of food options where they might see just how good many natural foods can taste.

With childhood obesity becoming more and more prevalent, I felt maybe I could add to the discussion on the healthy eating side, but do it in a fun way where kids could take away something to consider in making their next food choices.

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Why Kids Will Love This Book App

  • Fully Animated: Kids really like the animation. My first Rooney book app (Brave Rooney) had over 50 animated features; this one has over 100.
  • Physical Comedy: The book app includes a lot of physical comedy. Kids laugh out loud when the superheroes take part in the "Super Planetary Pig-Out" and become so obese they can barely get off the ground when they try to fly.
  • Game Action: Kids also like the soccer action, especially when Rooney gets a chance to play. Developer Bacciz LLC did a great job animating the soccer play. The soccer portion of the app was so well received, we included a fun interactive soccer game where the users can play soccer directly with Rooney right in the book app.

Brave Rooney and The Super-Sized Superheroes is a children's book app by Gerry Renert. It is available from the iTunes Store for your iPad, iPod or iPhone.

Buy Brave Rooney and The Super-Sized Superheroes from iTunes and read it with your kids tonight!