Our Daddy is Invincible! (HB)
What happens when a parent becomes traumatically injured? In Our Daddy Is Invincible! Alexis and Eric find out that their Daddy was badly hurt, something they thought impossible. They are scared for him and wonder how his injuries will change their lives. They learn that his love for them continues to be strong and that life goes on. There are people to help in their daddy's recovery, new adventures to be found, and new ways to find enjoyment together as a family. Turn the pages of this beautifully illustrated, hope-filled book and discover the possibilities.
Our Daddy Is Invincible! is based on the real life experiences of the Maxwell family. First hand knowledge through their journey following the penetrating traumatic brain injury of LtCol Tim Maxwell, USMC (ret), and advocacy for other wounded families are drawn upon, bringing an uncommon depth of perspective to the challenges, hopes, and possibilities families may face through traumatic injury, recovery, and return home. While in many cases, physical and emotional healing and adjustment to new levels of normalcy is a life-long process, the book speaks to the children's inherent will and ability to find positive ways to remain engaged as a family.
Liza Biggers' captivating illustrations bring the story to life and superbly capture the emotions felt by the family. She, too, knows the pride and concern one feels as the sister and caregiver of a soldier. Her brother, Ethan, was deployed to Iraq and was wounded with a traumatic brain injury. Her personal experiences are evident and carefully woven into every beautifully drawn image.