HomeBooks by AgeAges 4-8My Dad, John McCain: Meghan McCain

My Dad, John McCain: Meghan McCain

My Dad John McCain

by Meghan McCain (Author), Dan Andreasen (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 5-10

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: Aladdin (September 2, 2008)

Much time has passed since I received my presidential candidate books at the store – Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of hope, and My Dad John McCain. After reviewing the book about Barack Obama last month, I have realized that I am (unintentionally) running out of time to review the opposition. So here goes …

My Dad John McCain shows his progression from a boy who struggled with rules, to one who conformed to his ideals based around his commitment to his country. A large part of the book is based around his family’s military background and his “destiny” to serve his country.  If your goal is to provide your child with a history of John McCain, you will most likely be pleasantly surprised. His daughter, Meghan McCain, has done a pretty good job at kiddie proofing her father’s time as a prisoner of war, and the illustrations are nicely done. But as a stand alone story (politics aside) it doesn’t really grab me. As one writer stated (which I agree with): “New picture books about presidential hopefuls John McCain (My Dad, John McCain by Meghan McCain) and Barack Obama (Nikki Grimes’s Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope) are adulatory, strictly on-message, and best thought of as souvenirs for adult collectors.”

Links: An article by The Huffington Post.

How You Support The Children's Book Review
We may receive a small commission from purchases made via the links on this page. If you discover a book or product of interest on this page and use the links provided to make a purchase, you will help support our mission to 'Grow Readers.' Your support means we can keep delivering quality content that's available to all. Thank you!

The Children’s Book Review, named one of the ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) Great Web Sites for Kids, is a resource devoted to children’s literacy. We publish reviews and book lists of the best books for kids of all ages. We also produce author and illustrator interviews and share literacy based articles that help parents, grandparents, teachers and librarians to grow readers. This article was written and provided by one of TCBR's regular contributors.

No Comments

Leave A Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.