My Dad, My Hero by Ethan Long

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A young child starts off this laugh-out-loud picture book by listing all the ways his dad is NOT a superhero: he can't leap tall buildings, run faster than a speeding bullet, or shoot webs out of his wrists.

Each spread illustrates how Dad doesn't have super powers but is still a hero at heart. The sweet ending depicts all the cool-if not super-activities Dad does do with the child, like throwing a baseball, playing checkers and going toy shopping.

Ethan Long's spot-on artwork perfectly accompanies this super funny and super sweet story.

Praise for Ethan Long:

"A nicely illustrated tale that speaks volumes about the bond between a dad and his son...a great story that will be perfect as a gift for any dad or son." -The New York Journal of Books

 

About Ethan Long

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Ethan Long is an author and illustrator whose titles include Mañana Iguana by Ann Whitford Paul, The Riot Brothers series by Mary Amato, and his own creations, Stop Kissing Me! and Tickle the Duck! Ethan's work has also appeared on TV: Farm Force won a Nextoons award in 2005 and ZeFronk premiered on Playhouse Disney in 2008.
 
Published April 1, 2011 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Seek out more successful funny tales of fathers and sons, such as Ethan Long’s My Dad, My Hero (2010) and Liz Rosenberg’s Tyrannosaurus Dad, illustrated by Matthew Myers (2010).

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Dads are often elevated to superhero status in the eyes of their kids, but Long turns this concept on its ear with hilarious results.

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My Dad My Hero, a 32-page picture book, examines how special fathers are in a child’s life.My Dad My Hero begins with a boy who looks at his father flexing his muscles in a mirror, thinking how much his father is not like a superhero: He is quite ordinary—the exact opposite of a superhero.A super...

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