Here is Part Two, listing some more books that are available for Father's Day...
For You, Dad – The Sticker Family
Not so long ago, it was all the rage to plaster family stickers onto the back windows of your car. These stick-figure characters would ideally represent the interests of everybody in the family (pets included) and told the world exactly who was in your family, and what they enjoyed doing. While I personally never saw the appeal, there were many people who did, and now there is a special Father’s Day book to cater for those people. More like a journal, this spiral-bound activity book allows your child to record fun times with dad, and includes plenty of the aforementioned stick-figure family stickers. Probably best suited for primary school students, this book allows children to draw pictures, tick the relevant facts relating to their father and write stories about what dad gets up to. They can draw the funny faces he pulls, create a ‘radical ride’ for him, and plan what he would have hidden in a secret hideout. The book also comes with wrapping paper, a gift card and an envelope so that your child can wrap up their creation and give it to their dad as a present.
Why I Love My Daddy – illustrated by Daniel Howarth
Featuring cute illustrations of various animals with their offspring, this book lists all the reasons why a child loves their daddy. Not only is daddy animal funny, kind, handsome and clever, but he plays with, tickles, and hugs baby animal, and keeps him/her safe and cosy. He’s good at fixing things and he has the best ideas. Children and their fathers can relate to all of the pictures and words in this book, and with a little picture frame at the end of the book, they too can add in their own photo and be a part of the story.
Time Together: Me And Dad – Maria Catherine (Illustrated by Pascal Campion)
It’s always good to spend quality time with a parent, and this book celebrates the moments, big and small, that are spent with dad. Each page covers a different activity or pastime with dad, including learning the piano, baking cookies, playing hide and seek, building block towers, walking the dog and much more. The illustrations are vibrant and bold, and create snapshots of different aspects of everyday life. Even though this is a very simple book, it will help you appreciate the time that is spent with dad doing even the most mundane things.
A Little Book About Me And My Dad – Illustrated by Jedda Robaard
This is another keepsake journal, featuring the gorgeous illustrations of Jedda Robaard. Children and their fathers can work through each of the pages, completing the information and adding their own unique touch. There are spaces to draw pictures, stick in photos and write about all the things that make dad special. By completing these books, children can learn a lot about their dads (from when they were a child to what they are like now), and fathers may be surprised by their own answers- seeing how much (or little) their interests have changed over the years.
My Fantastic Father (Little Mates Series) – Susannah McFarlane (Illustrated by Lachlan Creagh)
There are over 26 books in this little Australian children’s series, covering the letters A-Z, as well as various special occasions. This is the one that was released for Father’s Day and just like the others, it features Australian creatures and a story loaded with alliteration. Felix and Freya love their fathers and enjoy the time that they spend together fixing footballs and frying flapjacks, so they decide to treat their dads on Father’s Day. They make them wonderful presents, play Frisbee with the other animals and enjoy a feast at the Father’s Day Festival. The day is capped off with a fantastic fireworks display. Children will love the fun illustrations and enjoy reading this little book out loud.