​Mateo imagines all the wonderful things that will happen when he wears the cape, from not needing to hold his big sister’s hand on the way to the bus to being more popular at school. 

But is the gift really what he thinks it is?

You're invited to my presentation at Secret Garden Bookshop Feb 17 at 2 p.m.!

Mateo is so excited. It’s his birthday, and he can’t wait! Not only will there be a party later with friends, but his grandmother is bringing him a very special gift: a red velvet cape. It’s a cape for superheroes!

I love a good tail about birthdays!

Bennie's first book! (playing the part of Alonzo)

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Dana Sullivan Writer/Illustrator 



represented by Anna Olswanger