Saturday, March 23, 2013
My Dad, My Hero
by Ethan Long
Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, c2011
unpaged, picture book
Ethan Long has given us an adorable picture book where a young boy describes the many ways his father is not a superhero. "He cannot shoot webs out of his wrists...And I know he can't bend steel with his bare hands." The big question is whether or not the boy is okay with not having a superhero for a father. Brightly colored, full-page illustrations are reminiscent of a comic strip from the Sunday funnies. The large text and simple yet effective sentences make it a great read-aloud or a fun story for a beginning reader.