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The moms in the book are superheroes. They may not leap over tall buildings, and they may not have super-human speed. But these moms construct buildings, fly planes, and make tanks roll. They do all kinds of things to help create a safer world. These superheroes are moms. Military moms. Hero moms.
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From School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-This beautiful picture book shows mothers and kids of different ethnicities experiencing military deployment. In the text, children compare their moms to superheroes while the watercolor illustrations depict each mother's job in the armed forces. "My mom doesn't have super-human speed, but she gets everything where it needs to go, just in time. Presents a mom driving a fuel truck in a convoy. "My mom doesn't fly in to save the day-well, sometimes she does" shows another as a medical helicopter pilot. With its reassuring message that youngsters still "feel their super love" even when moms are away from home, this book will be a winner in any community with a military presence.-Brooke Rasche, La Crosse Public Library, WIα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
“With its reassuring message that youngsters still ‘feel their super love’ even when moms are away from home, this book will be a winner in any community with a military presence.” -
Booklist, October 2013
"Paying honor to military men isn’t new, but a book about moms in the armed forces is. Comparing these moms to superheroes is the perfect way to share information about the jobs they hold. Can she save lives? Of course she can, she’s with the medical personnel. She may not be faster than a speeding bullet, but she gets the vehicle she’s driving to the place it is needed. As a mechanic she may not be able to transform into something else, but she does something equally important by keeping helicopters, tanks and trucks running. Langdo’s watercolor paintings bring life to the story which features lots of military camouflage. Hardin has also written Hero Dad (Two Lions, 2010) about fathers in the military." Nelda Brangwin,
Library Media Connection
About the Author
Melinda Hardin was born and raised in Traverse City, Michigan. She went to school at Western Michigan University for a degree in education. She has traveled extensively and has lived in many places. She currently lives in Massachusetts with her wonderful husband, two children and the spirit of Katie the Shar-pei.
Bryan has been writing, editing, and illustrating (mostly illustrating) children's literature for the past twelve years. During that time, he has worked with many clients, including Henry Holt & Co., HarperCollins, Scholastic, Harcourt, Sterling, Amazon Children's, Grosset & Dunlap, and Hooked on Phonics. Bryan lives in New Jersey with his wife, two children, and two cats.