Parents' Guide to

Hero Mom

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Simple book has positive message for kids of military moms.

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Hero Mom takes a difficult subject -- family separation during deployment -- and presents it as a point of pride for children. Kids can explain to others that their mothers are gone but are doing something extremely important, whether they're transporting cargo, repairing aircraft, or leading a battalion. The book makes a point of showing the way moms who are deployed show love for their children with letters or by email or video chat. And the soft watercolor illustrations give the book an expressive, sentimental feel.

For kids missing their moms overseas, Hero Mom can help instill a sense of pride in their moms' line of work. For parents, this can be a way to broach a tender subject and open up a dialogue about managing the separation.

Book Details

  • Author: Melinda Hardin
  • Genre: Picture Book
  • Topics: Superheroes
  • Book type: Non-Fiction
  • Publisher: Two Lions
  • Publication date: April 2, 2013
  • Number of pages: 24
  • Available on: Paperback, Hardback, Kindle
  • Last updated: September 21, 2015

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