For Dads: My Dad by Steve Smallman
SOME DADS DRINK SODA AND GIVE YOU A SLURP,
AND THEN LAUGH OUT LOUD WHEN YOU DO A BIG BURP!
Some dads are tender and gentle, snuggling and cuddling, or picking you up when you just have to cry. But sometimes they can be silly, jumping with you in puddles, and making a mess of what they're cooking. Dads can seem like giants and then put you way up on their shoulders to make YOU feel even bigger.
Steve Smallman's sweet and simple couplets sum up the various sides of dads--grumbling and grumping when they can't put up the tent just right, but making up for it by being the best in the world at reading funny stories, in his new My Dad (Good Books, 2012). Illustrator Sean Julian makes his Daddy Bear big and warm and fuzzy, with obvious glee in his eyes when he gets in on the kid fun like the big kid he sometimes is, using colorful characters under the bluest of blue-sky days for a father-and-son playdate, even utilizing a vertical gate fold to show how tall Little Bear feels way up high on Daddy Bear's shoulders.
A loving tribute to the best in dads and to the best of dads, perfect for a toddler to share with Dad on Fathers Day.