We Are Heroes

Children - Adventure
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 04/05/2022
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Reviewed by Vincent Dublado for Readers' Favorite

A colorful adventure using the power of imagination, We Are Heroes by Kyle Hart is a beautiful story of a father and a son in the world of make-believe. In short, simple sentences, you get to join them and you should fasten your seatbelt as our heroes begin by taking to the racetrack as sports car racers, that in reality is a simulated video game. Then our heroes become top guns as ace fighter pilots soaring through the cloud while Dad pushes his son high on a swing. Then they are off to the high seas as pirates seeking buried treasure while avoiding sea monsters as they spend time together at the beach. These are just some of the many adventures that the heroes in this story venture into, and in the end, you will realize that imagination can make anyone into a hero.

Imagination is an important component of childhood, which makes We Are Heroes a relevant and evergreen story for young children. Imagination helps children learn many important skills that begin with visualization. Kyle Hart brilliantly explores this skill through a simple story about a father and son’s journey into imaginative play without rules or structure as there are no limits. The story demonstrates the use of children’s imaginations as a skill to be cultivated to help them better interact with others, both youngsters and adults. Arthur Lin’s artwork offers lovely images in a combination of delicate shapes and flowing colors. It is an open-ended, unstructured story where a father encourages his son to be anything he wants, whether he’s an astronaut or a superhero. This makes a great bedtime or classroom reading story that I strongly recommend.

Asher Syed

Written by Kyle Hart and illustrated by Arthur Lin, the children's book We Are Heroes takes its readers on adventure after adventure in a little boy's world of imaginary play. A car race track is made from a laundry basket in front of the television, a fighter pilot from the seat of a swing set, a pirate adventure from the safety of the beach, mountain climbing from a tree: “These are just a few of our latest feats,” the little boy says. The book continues with the hero games the boy and his very active, very playful, and very loving father make up together. Alongside the story are full-spread illustrations by Arthur Lin, who lets us see into the family's world of imagination and visualize the wonderful games they play.

First of all, the illustrations are WOW. There are pictures in children's books and then there is this artwork. Arthur Lin is an artist, through and through. I have a child who is terrified of aliens [another story for another day] who giggled when a little green man drifted in space with the father and son who are playing astronauts. My wife, a San Francisco native, got a kick out of the airplanes flying past the Golden Gate Bridge, so Lin wowed the entire family. Kyle Hart adds his words to the art and they are fun to read as they are written in rhyme. He writes, “Heroes who wear capes, Heroes that save the day, Perhaps we weren't so far from heroes today.” Lin and Hart are a cohesive team and I look forward to seeing what they come up with next.