Flora & Ulysses is a great book about a girl named Flora and a squirrel named Ulysses (after the all-terrain vacuum cleaner that sucked him up). Flora, who reads a lot of comic books, thinks Ulysses has superpowers after the vacuum cleaner incident. And he does! He is strong, he can fly, and he can type! One of my favorite parts is when Flora's mother captures Ulysses.
Note from Piranah T.'s mamma: This really is a fabulous read! DiCamillo does a wonderful job with using Big Words (gasp!) and treating readers to a great story (as always). Both the book and audiobook are wonderful: the book uses comic-strip sections to describe the "superhero" parts of the book, while the audio uses music & old-fashioned enthusiasm (think the original "Superman" narrator) to fabulous effect. Really wonderful for kids who already love reading, but also offers a great draw to more reluctant readers, by using the different mediums.