Synopses & Reviews
A hilarious book about parent and child relationships for fans of Ian Falconer and Jon Agee--a perfect gift idea for Father's Day and beyond!
Little Jumbo just can't understand why his dad is having such a bad day. It couldn't be the raisins Little Jumbo spit out at the ceiling or the bath he refused to take--after all, Little Jumbo's dad knew he hated raisins and had already taken a bath that week! Luckily, Little Jumbo is such a thoughtful elephant that he decides to turn his dad's bad day around with some of his--ahem, his dad's--favorite things.
How to Cheer up Dad is a standout debut featuring a charmingly oblivious little elephant with serious pluck and staying power. It turns the parent-child roles upside down is a great book for dads and the kids who make them laugh.
Praise for How to Cheer Up Dad
* “This debut author-illustrator gets the father-son relationship just right in a story thats warm and memorable.” --Booklist, starred review
* " Welcome Little Jumbo! We hope well see more of you.” - Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* “ With its sparkle thats accessible to both parents and kids, this is poised to join the ranks of Steptoes In Daddys Arms I Am Tall (BCCB 2/98), Mayers Just Me and My Dad, and Durands Mitchells License (BCCB 5/11) as a stellar book for father-and-son sharing. “ - BCCB, starred review
“Dont save this homage to Dads and their little mischief-makers just for Fathers Day—it can be shared any time of year.” -School Library Journal
Parr celebrates fathers with his trademark colorful, bold artwork in this book that shows all the varieties that fathers come in.
With his trademark childlike art, Todd Parr celebrates fathers and all the different varieties they come in. Whether daddies work far away or at home, or have a lot of hair or just a little hair, "All daddies love to hug and kiss you" and "All daddies want you to be who you are." Parr's messages are funny and reassuring, making this the perfect book for celebrating daddies on Father's Day and every day.
Some daddies work at home Some daddies work far away Some daddies teach you to walk Some daddies teach you to ride a skateboard All daddies love you!
The Daddy Book
celebrates all different kinds of dads and highlights the many reasons they are so special. Whether your dad walks you to school or walks you to the bus, whether he wears suits or two different socks, whether he has a lot of hair or a little, Todd Parr assures readers that no matter what kind of daddy you have, every father is special in his own unique way.
With his trademark bold, bright colors and silly scenes, kids will learn that while no two dads are exactly alike, "all daddies love to hug and kiss you", and that is what is so special about them! Perfect for young children just beginning to read, The Daddy Book is designed to encourage early literacy, enhance emotional development, celebrate multiculturalism, promote character growth, and strengthen family relationships.
About the Author
Todd Parr is the author of more than thirty books for children, including the New York Times bestselling The I Love You Book, The Earth Book, and The Thankful Book. He lives in Berkeley, California. For a complete list of Todd's books and more information, visit www.toddparr.com.