Tuesday, May 13, 2014

James Deans' Mighty Dads in PW Children's Bookshelf!

Joan Holub and James Dean, creator of Pete the Cat
Scholastic Press

Thursday, May 8, 2014

USA Today Dad Book Roundup

Mighty Dads is featured in a round-up of picture books about moms and dads in today’s issue of USA Today! (circulation 1.7 million)
“Illustrated by the creator of Pete the Cat, this construction book is perfect for reading aloud with plenty of sound effects.”
The online version also features 3 interior spreads of the book. To view, please click link:

By Joan Holub
Illustrated by James Dean
Scholastic Press; April 29, 2014; $16.99; ISBN: 978-0-545-60968-5

Friday, May 2, 2014

Mighty Dads illustrated by James Dean! Scoop, scoop, scoop!

A new book from the New York Times bestselling creator of Pete the Cat, James Dean (and me) hits stores today!

Mighty dads, strong and tall,
help their children, young and small.

They keep them safe and bolted tight
and show them how to build things right.

"When my editor told me Grady, Dumpy, Boomer, and the rest of the crew that James Dean had agreed to illustrate Mighty Dads , we went roar, roar, ROAR!" ~ Joan Holub

Mighty Dads is dedicated to hardworking fathers and the subtle ways they teach their boys and girls to follow in their tracks. The Dump Trucks learn to get dirty. Crane keeps his little one safe from harm. The busy Cement Mixer gives his daughter a hug. The Forklift cheers his son on. It means so much when Mighty Dads say, "I'm proud of you."

My dad:

Author: Joan Holub
Constructastic illustrator: James Dean