Thursday, March 6, 2014
Book Review - Mighty Dads
About the Book
A new constructacular picture book from the New York Times bestselling creator of Pete the Cat, James Dean and bestselling author, Joan Holub.
Mighty dads, strong and tall,
help their children, young and small.
They keep them safe and bolted tight
and show them how to build things right.
Inventively told through James Dean's colorful construction vehicle characters, MIGHTY DADS is an adoring dedication to hardworking fathers and the subtle ways they teach their boys and girls to follow in their tracks. The Dump Trucks learn to get dirty. Crane keeps his little one safe from harm. The busy Cement Mixer gives his daughter a hug. The Forklift cheers his son on.
A surprising and touching view of a father's love for his children, Mighty Dads is the perfect way to say: I'm proud of you!
My Take on the Book
Joan Holub wrote a story that delightfully rhymes and is especially written for young children. She uses expressive words in various sizes of print to illustrate the job of each of the work vehicles in the story. For example, a dump truck goes "fill, drive, dump".
James Dean's illustrations complement the text so well. He shows the large work vehicle and the small (child) vehicle. The smaller version copies the DAD vehicle as they work together.
The carry over to real life situations in which children want to emulate their parents is evident. Of course the comforting words of the parent saying "I'm proud of you" encourages the small work vehicle or your child to progress and grow further in their development.
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