Synopses & Reviews
From the 2000 Hans Christian Andersen Medalist
In an endearing homage to dads everywhere, a boy describes -- and exaggerates -- the many accomplishments and feats of his father. Among the traits praised are his enormous talent for singing, his near-professional wrestling skills, his extreme bravery in the face of danger (he's not even afraid of the Big Bad Wolf!), and his ability to -- quite literally, in Anthony Browne's world -- eat like a horse. All of the pictures feature the lovable pater in his signature plaid bathrobe, adding a further comfy layer to a book whose ultimate message is "I love my dad. And you know what? HE LOVES ME! (And he always will.)".
"A great tribute to fathers everywhere and a fine inspiration for children to create a 'my dad' list of their own." -Starred, School Library Journal
In this homage to fathers, a boy describes, and exaggerates, the accomplishments of his dad, describing his skills in professional wrestling, bravery in the face of danger, and his talent for singing. Full-color illustrations.
About the Author
is a two-time winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal. His many children's books include Gorilla
and Willy the Champ
. He lives in Kent, England.