Author: Michelle Ferguson-CohenPosted: December 6, 2014
The very first children’s picture books for military brats, Daddy, You’re My Hero! and Mommy, You’re My Hero!, are part of the pioneering Books for Brats (TM) series for children of military personnel. The first two titles in this series were written, illustrated and published by an adult military brat in 2001 to help children coping with the deployment of a parent.
Board book: 12 pages
Publisher: Little Redhaired Girl Pub Inc; Board edition (January 15, 2005)
As a proud Army brat whose father served two tours in Vietnam she (Ferguson-Cohen) knew what it was like to worry about a parent fighting in a far-off land. –Colorado Springs Gazette
Recommended to help discuss war with children. –American Press Institute
Reading the stories can help adults speak with children about deployment and the war itself and give children a sense of pride about their parent’s service. –Knight-Ridder, Chicago Tribune
About the Author
“Sometimes in the throes of politics, policies and opinions about war, people forget about the children,” says Ferguson-Cohen. “This book is a tribute to these families who can’t forget. This much-ignored community, who need and deserve our compassion and support.”
Ferguson-Cohen, who has had a long career in the music industry, is the daughter of a retired Army General who served two tours in Vietnam, as well as the granddaughter of a soldier killed in action during WWII.