THE FOLLOWING EXCERPTS ARE TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM MY USBORNE WEBSITE, HOWEVER, I THINK YOU’LL FIND THESE CHOICES EXCELLENT SOURCES.
“Military mommies and daddies do all kinds of jobs in all kinds of places, but there’s one thing every military child knows for sure –“
“My Mommy / Daddy is a Hero!”
“In a heartening picture book, Tolson honors mothers in the armed forces.
The rhymed lines have a smooth, easy cadence: “My mommy is a hero,/ her strength amazes me./ She dives into the ocean,/ to rescue those at sea.”
Tolson’s friendly images show the figures in daring circumstances (jumping from planes), or serving communities (a medic listens to a child’s chest with a stethoscopes.
Military Moms and Dads have many important jobs, but to their children they are simply heroes.
Narrated in a child’s voice these two partner books depict the diversity of jobs in the United States military service.
When a parent must leave home to serve his or her country, it often is difficult for service members and their families to cope with being separated.
When their parents come home and the families are reunited once more, the children are proud to know that their Moms or Dads work hard to keep our country safe.
Otter’s rhyming text shares with readers how important our military men and women are to the safety of our country. Tolson’s simple illustrations bring the verses to life with her bold use of color.
Highly recommended for any school or library, especially for the children of military personnel.
Tolson showcases military mommies from different branches of the armed services (Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy) and of every color.
The book starts off with three different mommies saying goodbye to their families.
The first-person rhyming text reiterates that “my mommy is a hero” for many reasons. She is “courageous, strong, inspired.” She is “leading others every day.” She “helps people in need.”
The second line in each stanza often echoes emotions military children might feel when their mommies are deployed.
On another page, another mom is helping her daughter with her homework as the text reads “I love her and look up to her, she’s always guiding me.”
Complementing the characters’ racial diversity are their wide-ranging jobs.
A pilot sits in the cockpit while an aircraft marshall directs traffic on the runway. A medic treats a child in a rural village.
Companion title MY DADDY IS A HERO is similar in vein but with different scenarios.
Nonetheless, the concepts are parallel, and both books highlight the leadership and bravery of both women and men in uniform.
A comforting resource for military families coping with deployment and a worthwhile addition to any library.”
YOU CAN FIND THESE BOOKS AT: https://b8486.myubam.com/search?q=My+Mommy+is+a+Hero
SO I ASK YOU MY FRIEND…WHAT DO YOU DO TO HONOR OUR SOLDIERS?