Tall Tale Papa: My Dad by Chae Strathie
MY DAD TELLS ME TALES
OF INCREDIBLE THINGS,
LIKE HOW HE ONCE SPROUTED
A GREAT PAIR OF WINGS.
Any kid who has a dad lucky enough to fancy himself quite the raconteur is lucky. The little girl in Chae Strathie's My Dad! has such a dad, one who gives himself fantastical adventures and allows his little listener the opportunity to go along with him as he spins his yarn.
HE BATTLED A DRAGON
WHO LIVED IN A CAVE,
AND RESCUED A PRINCESS.
HOW TERRIBLY BRAVE.
And the captive princess rescued is, of course, daddy's little girl, who imagines herself the heroine (or at least the loyal apprentice) in every tale her dad conjures up.
Strathie's My Dad! (Worthwhile Books, 2010), perkily rhymed and softly illustrated by Jacqueline East, is a tribute for Fathers Day to dads who not only bring home the bacon but know how to ham it up, feeding their children's imaginations along the way.