Well, I might have missed Father’s Day, but I thought it might be fun to spread some love to the Dads of the world and I think you might find one that you and your little ones will want to share with your own special Dad!
Every Friday by Dan Yaccarino is so special. It is a wonderful reminder that, in the fast paced world that we live in today, time is a precious commodity. In this short, sweet story, a boy and his father make “every Friday” special as they go out to have breakfast together. No rush, no fuss, just time for the two of them to catch up…and to look forward to. It creates such a special bond between a parent and a child to have that kind of “date”…whatever it is, doughnuts,fishing, just a fixed time that they both know is set aside just for them.
Because Your Daddy Loves You by Andrew Clements is another book that looks at the special relationships that form between fathers and their children. In this story, every time the Dad is presented with a “problem” he lovingly finds a solution. Instead of saying, “I told you so” he quietly saves the day, over and over again… because that is what Dads are all about after all, isn’t it. I love the illustrations in this one, done by R.W. Alley!
Dad and Pop: An Ode to Fathers and Stepfathers by Kelly Bennett is the perfect book for the child whose parents are divorced. While Dad and Pop are clearly different people they are united in their love for the child who is the narrator of the story. The illustrator, Paul Meisel, has done a great job of bringing a child’s perspective to an adult topic, divorce.