A children's book with war as a backdrop is not an easy subject to pull off. But the creators of My Dad's a Hero have found just the right approach. The reader they address is any child whose father is serving in the military, far away from home. These are children who miss their dads, worry about them, and have lots of conflicting emotions and unanswered questions. The authors know this is a tender subject for young readers and have kept the book uplifting and free from scary words like "guns," "war" and "fighting." The book gives kids permission to be happy and proud of their military dad.