Review: Mighty Dads

Posted on October 14, 2014

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mighty dads coverMighty Dads
Written by Joan Holub
Illustrated by James Dean
Scholastic Press
April 2014
40 pages

From dump trucks to excavators to cement mixers, backhoes and more, every big dad piece of construction equipment has a kid-size version working alongside him. The Mighty Dads show the little tykes how to get the job done. They also show them other important stuff like right from wrong, encouragement and cooperation. Holub’s simple verse contains plenty of action words to keep the pages turning. Dean’s cartoon depictions of heavy construction equipment are colorful and accurate. However he drew all of the eyes the same on everyone, so they lack any personality which seems counter to the message in the text. Holub provides the words and Dean provides the pictures. The only other ingredient Mighty Dads needs is dads to read aloud to their boys and girls.

Copyright (c) 2014 by Peggy Tibbetts

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