Mighty Dads

Mighty Dads


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545609685
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 04/29/2014
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 437,633
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD510L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Joan Holub has authored and/or illustrated more than 130 children's books. With Suzanne Williams she is the author of the popular Goddess Girls, Heroes in Training, and Grimmtastic Girls series. She lives in Raleigh, N.C. and can be found at www.joanholub.com.

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Mighty Dads 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
CatsInSpace More than 1 year ago
In this colorful and bright picture book, we see big “Daddy” trucks and little “child” trucks as they work together to build a city. The story is told using rhyme, and though the meter doesn’t always read smoothly, the text flows overall. Each truck makes its own sound or completes an action, such as the bulldozers that “roar, roar, roar” or the dump trucks that “fill, drive, dump.” It can be a little confusing for the reader since the sentences start with “They go…” which to me implies it is a sound they are making, but “roll,” “dump,” or “lift” are not sounds. I think it would have been better to stick to sounds for consistency in the book and not throw in actions as well, but maybe I am being picky. After we have watched all the trucks work, we see the Mighty Dads say they are proud of their little ones, a positive message to send to any child. My two-year-old son, who loves trucks and construction equipment, really enjoys this book because of the variety of vehicles pictured. He wants to know what each one is called. He points to the Daddy and child trucks on each page, so he is also learning “big” and “little.” Mighty Dads is a great read-aloud for parents with truck-obsessed children.
book4children More than 1 year ago
There isn't an author/illustrator combination that I've been this excited to see in a long time. Joan Holub is a wonderful children's author, and of course, James Dean is nothing short of amazing. His illustrations are perfect for children's books. Big, bold chunks of color give life to his wobbly, carefree drawings. I think kids like his art so much because it almost looks like something they could create. I love his artwork. It's simple and uncomplicated, yet it's vibrant and full of a unique personality that's distinctly James Dean. The writing is so also simple, with the same concept repeated on most pages. The words work with the art really well and young kids will like the repeating rhythm. It's written in rhyme, which is wonderful when it's done right (and this book is). There are just a few lines on each page and the book moves along at a nice pace so kids won't get squirmy. It's a very sweet book about dads and the importance of a father in a child's life. This is a great addition to the small (but growing!) number of books about amazing dads. Source: The author sent me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My four-year-old grandson saw this when I was browsing the website. I ordered it for him and he was absolutely thrilled!