Giveaway and Review: "Mighty Dads"

"Mighty Dads"
by Joan Holub, Illustrated by James Dean

Publisher: Scholastic
Release Date: April 29, 2014
Source: sent by the author

My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Summary from
A new constructacular picture book from the New York Times bestselling creator of Pete the Cat, James Dean and bestselling author, Joan Holub.

Mighty dads, strong and tall,
help their children, young and small.

They keep them safe and bolted tight
and show them how to build things right.

Inventively told through James Dean's colorful construction vehicle characters, MIGHTY DADS is an adoring dedication to hardworking fathers and the subtle ways they teach their boys and girls to follow in their tracks. The Dump Trucks learn to get dirty. Crane keeps his little one safe from harm. The busy Cement Mixer gives his daughter a hug. The Forklift cheers his son on.

A surprising and touching view of a father's love for his children, MIGHTY DADS is the perfect way to say: I'm proud of you!
My Review:

This children's picture book is just too adorable. What a fun and sweet story to share with the children in your life. The "I love my dad" quote on the cover instantly warmed my heart, it's just too adorable for words, and so is the rest of the book.

Joan Holub, co-author of the fantastic Goddess Girls series, weaves a story that children are going to love to listen to and read along with. The excellent rhyming with just enough repetitiveness is a match made in heaven for kiddos. I know the little girls in my family will want to be reading this one again and again. I can just hear them giggling at the sound effects.

James Dean, creator of "Pete the Cat", illustrates the story with bold, painterly styled art. I'm sure kids will love seeing what each unique vehicle does on each page, and the vivid colors are perfect.

Of course, the main point of the story is that fathers are always proud of their children, and that message outshines even all the fun rhymes and illustrations.

Bottom Line: I loved this warm-hearted picture book, and I know that children will want to hear this story again and again.


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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.


  1. What a delightful feature and great book. Ideal for my grandson who loves reading and enjoys meaningful books. Your review was captivating. Many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. this would be perfect for a little boy I know!

  3. My hubby is in construction so my girls would especially get a kick out of this book about their mighty dad.

  4. I would love to give this book to my firend's son. I like the artwork!

  5. That looks so cute! Both my boys are grown and no grandchildren yet - so I will have to wait a few years to add more picture books to my collection. {Sigh} Feels like just yesterday they were toddlers.

  6. My husband would love to read this to our daughter

  7. Your review of this book made me think it would be a sweet gift to give to a young couple that I know that has their first baby due in October! I like the book's pictures and I LOVE the words!

  8. my son loves construction, big trucks and dump trucks..great read for him and his dad!

  9. My Daughter and her husband would just love this. Hoping to win

  10. What a lovely review! This book would be perfect for my husband to read to our young boys....trucks and a good message for my "men"!

  11. This books sounds perfect for my little ones! I bet their daddy would like it too!

  12. This looks like such a cute book!!! My son would love this!!!

  13. This book looks adorable! I have just the perfect dad for this book!

  14. This looks like a really cute book that would be great to give my grandson

  15. THis would be a great present for my kids to give Daddy for his bday and he can read it to them!

  16. I think both of my children would love to add this book to our nightly reading list. Thank you!

  17. I really like that the book focuses on dad. My son would love all the beautiful construction images.

  18. This looks like a great book for my son!

  19. What I like about the book is that it shows children that their parents are proud of them.

  20. My son loves Pete the Cat book and trucks and cars!

  21. I would love to have this for my nephew and brother in law to share. thanks so much for the chances to win.

  22. I love the Dad theme of this book. I like to give Daddy books to our son to share with his daughter.

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  23. This would be good for our nieces

  24. I'm a daddy's girl. I'd love to have this book for my son, I think most of us would be able to get warm feelings from this book.

  25. I have not read this book but at this house we thrive on "Pete the Cat". Our PreK teacher is using the books daily so we have quite a collection here too. This author is amazing. I am a retired teacher and literacy specialist so my complements are from the heart.

  26. What a cute book! My son would love this!

  27. This would be perfect for my grandson. I know he would enjoy.


Thanks so much for your lovely comments!