Early enough for Father’s Day! Mighty Dads Blog Tour

My husband and I are expecting our second son at the end of the month, and I’ve been looking for a “new daddy” gift to give him that will commemorate this special day in our lives. I know he’ll be teaching both our boys all that they know about tons of subjects (anything outdoors, I stink at), so Mighty Dads is a great choice! I hope you enjoy the information below about the book by Joan Holub, illustrated by James Dean.

Mighty Dads by Joan Holub and James DeanAbout the Book

Title: Mighty Dads | Author: Joan Holub | Illustrator: James Dean| Publication Date: April 29, 2014 | Publisher: Scholastic | Pages: 40 | Recommended Ages: 3+

Summary: 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!

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Purchase

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Also available at Walmart, Target, and Barnes & Noble stores.

The Buzz

“Like the best 21st-century human dads, the vehicles don’t just show their kids the ropes—they also offer plenty of TLC (“Cement Mixer Busy/ gives a hug if Mixie’s dizzy”) and affirmation (“Forklift Wise/ cheers whenever Forky tries”). Dean’s decision to anthropomorphize the construction equipment solely through a highly stylized, often single, forward-facing eye takes some getting used to—imagine a cross between the Eye of Providence on the dollar bill and a Egyptian hieroglyph. But his construction sign–inspired palette and ability to convey calm, steady affection between parent and progeny quickly outweighs this visual idiosyncrasy, making this a book worthy of any young armchair foreman.” ~ Publisher’s Weekly

“This will make a good read aloud for those looking to update their trucks/machines storytimes.” ~ Goodreads Review

“The simple rhyming text will be fun at read alouds as children can do motions (roll, roll, roll or smooth, smooth, smooth)” ~ Goodreads Review

 About the Author: Joan Holub

Joan Holub author Mighty DadsJoan Holub is co-author of the best-selling Goddess Girls series, the Grimmtastic Girls series, and the Heroes in Training series. Her picture book Little Red Writing received three starred reviews and has been named to many Best-of lists. Her mighty cool dad inspired the creation of the picture book, Mighty Dads.

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About the Illustrator: James Dean

James Dean Author Pete the CatJames Dean is the creator of the best-selling Pete the Cat. Before James started painting Pete the Cat as a full-time profession in 1999, he wanted to paint cars and trucks. He loves things that go, and currently drives a 1971 VW bus camper and a 1959 Chevy truck. He worked as an electrical engineer for fifteen years before he decided to try to make a living with his paintings. James lives with his wife, five cats, and a pug named Little Emma.

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Want a Chance to Win a Copy of “Mighty Dads”?

Be sure to head on over to our review and giveaway of Mighty Dads for your chance to win a copy. Open US/Canada. Ends May 19, 2014. Just click on the cover below.

Mighty Dads by Joan Holub and James Dean

 

* $50 Book Blast Giveaway *

Amazon $50 Gift Card

Prize: One winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal cash (winner’s choice)

Contest ends: May 31, 11:59 pm, 2014

Open: Internationally

How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.

MDBR Book Promotion ServicesTerms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Joan Holub and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

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10 thoughts on “Early enough for Father’s Day! Mighty Dads Blog Tour

  1. Congratulations on the coming addition to your family! Since my son was two, he has given a daddy & son themed book to his father each year for Father’s Day. We trace my son’s hand on the inside cover. It is really fun to look back at the growing size of our son’s hand each year in the books.

  2. This does look wonderful, we have joined the book blast and can’t wait to read it. Thanks for hosting the Kid Lit Blog Hop and best of luck next month with your special delivery.

  3. Hi! What a fun way to use the book. We joined the blast, too. Thanks for hosting the Kid Lit Blog Hop and best of luck with your new arrival. 🙂
    Cool Mom for the Stanley & Katrina Gang

  4. Hope all is going well with your pregnancy dear. Keep us updated and thanks for sharing info about Mighty Dads in the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

  5. This looks like such a fun book, and I’m a big fan of both Joan Holub and James Dean. This definitely sounds like a perfect book for Father’s Day!
    Hope you’re doing well, Jaymie! I remember the last month of pregnancy all too vividly at the moment. 😉

  6. Again, another super creative book. I think this would be good for boys and girls and their Dads. Rest and take care.

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