Title: My Sailor Dad
Author: Ross H. Mackenzie
Genre: Children, Under 12
Reviewer: Claudia Pemberton
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1934666343
My Sailor Dad is the first book in the Patriot Kids series. Patriot Kids recognizes the untold sacrifices of every member of America's Armed Forces. Indeed, Ross H. Mackenzie carefully crafted each book to highlight those many sacrifices while also hoping to assist the thousands of families left at home while service members defend our nation overseas.
Our mission is that our books and products will bolster national pride in our service members, be an invaluable resource for service member families, and be engaging, educational books for military kids who are so proud of their parents and yearn to know more about their parent's respective military profession.
My Sailor Dad accomplishes these goals. Told from a child's perspective, the book addresses difficult questions that kids ask about deployment like, "Dad, whey you go away, is what you do important?", "Dad, do you still love me when you're gone?", and finally, "Dad, will you ever come home?". My Sailor Dad uses the awesome scale of the Navy to impress the child not only with the grandeur of the physical "things" in the Navy, but also to suggest the massive scale of the sacrifice on both the part of sailor and family. Out for over a year, My Sailor Dad has made a positive difference in the lives of many Navy families. It is on its way to becoming THE book sought out for deploying families.