Superflex Takes on Glassman and the Team of UnthinkaBots™, 2nd Edition

Stephanie Madrigal Michelle Garcia Winner

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  • Ages: 7-10+
  • Pages: 60
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781936943937
  • Published: 2023


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Digital version must be purchased separatelyonly on Apple Books and Google Play (not printable).

Revised edition with UnthinkaBot characters and important updates!

Superflex Takes on Glassman and the Team of UnthinkaBots™, 2nd Edition introduces readers to a very persistent and sneaky UnthinkaBot named Glassman, sometimes called Glassy. This imaginary character can be found in the brains of many of Social Town citizens, both kids and adults alike. Glassman confuses people’s understanding that problems come in different sizes. And Glassman’s powers can get citizens to have big reactions when problems are small. This story is about a boy named Aiden and his adventures as he transforms himself into his own superhero Superflex to help his classmates who are regularly visited by Glassman. The kids, as well as the readers, learn strategies from the Superflex Academy to figure out different sizes of problems and reactions. They learn to use calming self-talk and other strategies to find their Superflex inside and manage Glassman!

This engaging book is part of our Social Detective & Superflex series, which is designed to help children learn about their own and others’ thoughts and behaviors and practice strategies for self-awareness and self-regulation across a variety of situations. As kids learn strategies to manage their UnthinkaBots, they strengthen their flexible thinking and are better able to self-regulate in challenging times.

What's new in this edition?

  • UnthinkaBots have replaced the Unthinkables, the imaginary characters that represent the thinking and behaviors that get in the way of managing our self-awareness and self-regulation.
  • Updated UnthinkaBot characters, imagery, and language
  • Expanded presence of Superflex Aiden’s self-regulation ally, the Thinkable, Kool Q. Cumber
  • UnthinkaBot & Thinkable character comparison key that helps readers understand the Thinkables’ powers and strategies that help manage their counterpart UnthinkaBots

Recommended Teaching & Learning Pathway

New to the world of Superflex? Explore what it’s all about in this article. Before sharing this book with children, parents and educators need to start at the beginning, introduce core concepts, and work through the Superflex curriculum. Books should be introduced in this order:

You can then choose from an array of Superflex products to teach depending on the concepts or strategies you wish to teach. Storybooks can be purchased individually, in bundled pairs, or in a larger “starter” bundle for a discounted price.

For students ages 9-12 or for those who are not interested in superheros, you can move from You Are a Social Detective! storybook to Social Thinking and Me.

Award-winning Social Detective & Superflex Series

Our award-winning Social Detective & Superflex series teaches social observation, social awareness, perspective taking, flexible thinking, and self-regulation. Click here to explore all our Social Detective & Superflex resources—why this social emotional learning series has sold more than 447,000 copies worldwide!

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