Atomic Ace (He’s Just My Dad)

So what’s it like living with Atomic Ace, a dad who battles robots and can fly? It’s not as weird as you might think—after all, Ace is always there to fix Saturday lunch and play ball with his son. Mom is just Mom and Dad is just Dad.

  • 9780807532157
  • March 2015

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  • The juxtapositions between superheroics and regular-guy domesticity are clever, and Weigl’s confident artwork, with a slickness that clearly announces his background as a comic book writer and illustrator, is guaranteed to satisfy children obsessed with caped crusaders.

    - Booklist

  • Weigel’s bright, expressive artwork harkens back to the ’60s and is quite appealing, both in the bona fide comic-book frames depicting the Atomic Ace’s workday exploits and in the spreads that tell the “real” story. The rhyming text never misses a beat.

    - School Library Journal, starred review

Awards & Accolades

  • 2007 IRA-CBC Children's Choice
  • 2004 Parent's Choice Recommended


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5
  • ATOS Level: 3.8