Some superheroes wear rocket-propelled boots, drive super-powered cars, and have X-ray vision. But other superheroes wear army boots, drive tanks, and go away for long trips to make the world a safer place. It's a tough job, but that's what superheroes have to do. With Melinda Hardin's simple text and with Bryan Langdo's endearing watercolor-and-pencil illustrations, Hero...more
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Summer Reading, Day 13: Today was the second day of our Daddy Book marathon. Our book was Hero Dad by Melinda Hardin. This was a nice, short book celebrating dads in the military, as JJ’s daddy was. Very nice art, and a quick read for young readers. It was also good that we are reminded of the many daddies that will not spending Father’s Day with their littles because they are serving.
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2. This is a sensitive topic, especially for those who do have family members over seas. This book will help young ones learn about what their family members are doing and also learning what soldiers do everyday. A beautiful, simple book that ...more
Topics: Soldiers, Superheros, Father and Child
Synopsis: A book dealing with a parent in the military. A father's child narrates the story, and looks at his dad's deployment as a cool thing. He calls his dad a superhero and compares the things his dad has to do for the military to what a superhero would do. The pages have very colorful pictures that aren't overly detailed, and have a simple sentence structure. It would be great for a child ...more
Teachers have asked for other titles (variety of reading levels):
H is for Honor : A military family alphabet
Night Catch (Ehrmantraut)
Pilot Mom (duble)
Love, Lizzie (McElroy)
Impossible Patriotism Project
Red, White, Blue and Goodbye (tomp)
My Red Balloon (Bunting)
Wishing Tree (Redman)
Sometimes We Were Brave (Brisson)
While You Are Away (Spinelli)
Book Review: Hero Dad describes superheroes who do a variety of things and wear X-ray vision, drive super-powered cars, or rocket-propelled boots. Other superheroes wear army boats and drive tanks and work long hours far from home. Hero Dad makes a difficult topic more accessible to students whose parents work far from home.
Recommend: I would recommend this book to all students who have parents who are soldiers and also ...more
I think this a great addition to our collectioin since one of the qualifications for children to attend our school is having a parent in active military duty.
No fighting happens in the book, though we do see guns and tanks.
I'm a bit bitter that "Hero Dad" was written and published before "Hero Mom." They're both great books, nonetheless. This book would be a great tool for showing military children how many safeguards the armed forces provides for soldiers: camouflage, night vision goggles, a platoon, weaponry, tanks, etc.