“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Information: Hero Dad. Written by Melinda Hardin and illustrated by Bryan Langdo. Marshall Cavendish. c., 2010.
Reading Level: 610L
Synopsis: A young boy explains how his dad, an American soldier is a hero to him. He compares the characteristics his dad possesses to that of a superhero.
Rationale for Classroom Use: This book would be great to use in the classroom to talk about what soldiers do for our country. It would be a great tribute, especially if there are children in the class whose parents do serve. It makes a difficult subject of parents being away on duty accessible.
Common Core Connection: It could connect to the common core by comparing and contrasting the dad in the story to superheroes. Students could also tell about the character using key details from the story.