Book Review: Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero

Thank you again to Julie for another book review. You can read more of Julie’s writing at Balancing Mama. Interested in reviewing a book? Email me ( – Ann Z

Recently, I shared a book review for Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly. Now it is the boys’ turn! Here is another great children’s book featuring a bespectacled main character. The book is not about glasses at all, but about a fun and surprising super hero. The book is titled Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero, written by Anne Cottringer.

Eliot Jones is a quiet boy. He does not make much noise throughout the day. But by night, when the clock strikes midnight, Eliot is a superhero! He scales mountains, hangs from helicopters, and helps the world to fight crime and control other dangerous situations.

This book is fun and exciting – I have read it to my 4-year old Amelia many times already. The story includes grown-up phrases like “criminal mastermind” and “meteor-busting rocket launcher”, which she found hilarious. Kids love big words!

Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero is available via both and

 —  Julie is a part-time working mom, mother to 4-year-old Amelia, and the blogger behind

2 responses to “Book Review: Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero

  1. Hello! I’m, Anne, the author Eliot Jones…and loved your observation that kids love big words! I’ve sometimes had to argue hard to keep them in picture books so it’s great to see that your daughter finds them hilarious. I will use your review to back up my argument. Thanks! All the best, Anne Cottringer


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