Here are some more great kid’s books that have been released to celebrate Father’s Day.
Daddy, You’re Awesome – Laine Mitchell (Illustrated by Renée Treml)
Daddies are awesome for all sorts of reasons, many of which are celebrated in this cute picture story book. Each baby animal tells why their dad is so amazing, whether it be their ability to identify all sorts of insects, play any type of ball game, or build or invent things that the baby animal likes. But the dad’s skills are not the only reason they’re so awesome- they have attractive physical attributes (which the baby hopes to also have one day) and they show unconditional love towards their children. This is a great book for young kids and their dads to share as they snuggle up on the couch together. The illustrations are cute and the rhyming words make reading this story fun.
Rating: 2.5/5 Published: August 2015
How To Surprise A Dad – Jean Reagan (Illustrated by Lee Wildish)
There are plenty of ways to surprise a dad (many of which are probably inappropriate for a children’s book), but if your kids want to find the best way to give their dad a great surprise, especially for Father’s Day, they need look no further than this picture story book. Full of ideas on things they can make, do and find, this book gives many handy tips about the best ways to surprise dad, and make him feel loved on his special day. From making dad look-a-like treats, to mimicking his actions, to taking him on a nature walk, everything is covered. But the most important thing to remember? Not to let him see this book full of ideas, otherwise the surprises will be ruined!
Rating: 3/5 Published: July 2015
Fly-In Fly-Out Dad – Sally Murphy (Illustrated by Janine Dawson)
This picture story book is unusual, in that it features a very different family dynamic to the norm, but the situation is probably a lot more common than you might think. In this story, the young boy’s father works in the mines, and is only home for one week in every four. When he’s up North, he drives big machines, eats in a cafeteria, lives in a donga and smells of dust and diesel. But when he’s home with his pregnant wife, son and daughter, he’s the ultimate family man- helping with the chores and spending quality time with his family. He goes to his son’s footy games, eats dinner with everyone and tells the most amazing adventure stories. The son always hopes that his father might stay for longer than a week, but unfortunately, life must go on and his dad has to go back to work, only to return three weeks later with more stories to tell. This is a fantastic book that applies a quality over quantity aspect to the familial circle. While the situation is probably not ideal for most, the family in this book make it work with love, patience, bravery and understanding.