Still think that Wonder Woman’s Greek myth origins are “too complicated” for the silver screen, movie execs? I Can Read: I Am Wonder Woman gets down to the brass tacks, explaining Diana’s story so cogently even a five-year-old could follow. (Mine certainly did.)
The early reader covers the basics: Paradise Island, princess, Amazons, Gods-given powers. But it also throws in the magic truth-inducing magic lasso, Wonder Woman’s invisible jet, her civilian identity, and even her friendship with Superman and Batman—all in fewer than 32 pages, most comprising pithy sentences.
Although the book doesn’t delve into her pre-“New 52” clay-figure-brought-to-life backstory, nor her current standing as the demigoddess daughter of Zeus, Wonder Woman remains the same Man’s World emissary who defined the archetype of the “warrior princess.”
“Not every crime is easy to stop,” Diana tells us. “I must be prepared for anything, even mythical beasts.”
After all, she is Wonder Woman.