Title: My Daddy is a Marine
Author: Alia Reese
Genre: Children 12 and below
Reviewer: Jim Greenwald
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 9780983313007
"American Hero Books: My Daddy is a Marine" helps the infant-preschool age child to understand and feel proud of Daddy's very important job AND helps to keep Daddy present in his/her mind while Daddy is away during training and deployment. Read, march, and bark along with our fun and simple descriptions and insert your own picture over those printed in the book to see Daddy at work as a United States Marine.
American Hero Books are for the infant to preschool age children of US Service members, law enforcement personnel, firefighters, and EMT/rescue personnel. This series is written and designed for infant through preschool age children. The books use age appropriate text, concept portrayal, and pictures. Each book is specific to a service branch and available in both a “Mommy” and “Daddy” version. Additionally American Hero Books are formatted to allow the reader to insert a photograph over each picture printed in the book, thereby creating a unique and personal product.
American Hero Books fulfill a dual purpose. They 1) give an age appropriate description of the service member’s job allowing the child to understand and feel proud of the parent, and 2) the “insert your own picture” format allows the child to hold the service member present in his/her mind which can alleviate some of the anxiety caused by separation due to training and deployment.