This book is dedicated to the thousands of men and women serving in the United States Armed Services and the families who quietly serve a special mission of their own. The moments in between deployment can often leave children and their classmates puzzled about the absence of a parent.
Author Talitha Vickers offers a voice of comfort to little ones, by showing the daily similarities and responsibilities that deepens the bond of a child and parent separated by the call of duty. Talitha’s rhythmic pattern allows a child and their peers to see the parallel experiences they share with the men and women who protect our freedom.
The imagination of Illustrator Keith Hobgood opens the door to a world that a child would otherwise never see though each hand-drawn page. His subtle way of bringing the “silent characters” to life through the cuddly bear and pet beagle “Bailey” speaks to the heart of leaving no one behind for the journey.
With heartfelt poetic words “Why My Hero Had to Go” offers a different perspective for children to gain a better understanding that they are not alone
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