Anybody who has ever felt like a nobody will love today’s Operation Story Share, Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford. Normally the thought of wearing clothes makes my fur crawl—thank goodness cats have such fine built-in coats! But I was so intrigued by the way a special outfit helped Newt become his true self, that I might have to come up with my own costume. Just call me Captain Flash!
Here’s what the inside cover says about Captain Nobody:
Newt Newman never thought he could be a hero. Growing up in the shadow of his football-star brother, Chris, Newt has a hard time even getting noticed by his own family. So when Chris is knocked into a coma during the biggest game of the season, as usual Newt becomes lost in the whirlwind of concern for his brother.
To get his mind off the accident, Newt’s best friends, JJ and Cecil, dress him up for Halloween in some of Chris’s old clothes, and in doing so create an unexpected new identity for Newt—Captain Nobody, defender of the little guy! His new alter ego brings Newt so much confidence that he steps into the role of the hero almost instantly. But when it comes to his brother’s recovery, will Captain Nobody come to the rescue in time?
I highly recommend Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford. And who knows, with your own cape and mask maybe you’ll soon find yourself foiling jewelry store robberies and saving planeloads of passengers just like Newt!