"It's a savvy move to compare dads and superheroes... Long knows how to poke just enough fun at Dad without crossing the line into buffoonery; despite his foibles, the boy's father clearly does one thing very well: "My dad does spend a lot of time with me." At the end of the day...the little boy knows exactly who his real hero is." - Booklist (Booklist
"Dads are often elevated to superhero status in the eyes of their kids, but Long turns this concept on its ear with hilarious results. Choosing a cartoon style and humor equally reminiscent of both Mo Willems and Garfield of comic-strip fame...this title aims at the funny bone. ...after the son comes to the end of his amusing list of what dad is unable to do, readers can laugh equally hard at dad's attempts to be the best father possible. Parents will chuckle with empathy at dad's comedic, stretched-thin patience as he spends quality time with his son. All ends well with a big hug and no doubt that this dad is "really super.../ and definitely" a "hero."" - Kirkus (Kirkus
"Powered by a Roy Lichtenstein meets Sunday funnies aesthetic and a self-effacing sense of humor, Long's story is sincere without being saccharine--which dads will appreciate. Ages 48. (Apr.)" - Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Ethan Long is an author and illustrator whose titles include Mañana Iguana by Ann Whitford Paul, The Riot Brothers series by Mary Amato, and his own creations, Stop Kissing Me! and Tickle the Duck! Ethan's work has also appeared on TV: Farm Force won a Nextoons award in 2005 and ZeFronk premiered on Playhouse Disney in 2008.