Dad: The Man, the Myth, the Legend

Baker & Taylor. May 2021. 32p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781733633567.
PreS-Gr 1–What legendary being can take on Sasquatch, Thor, and a mighty python and still survive? Dad, of course. Torrent brilliantly illustrates this larger-than-life, near-mythical being. Lowe’s narrative celebrates all of Dad’s featsfrom the extraordinary fight with a python to the seemingly mundane task of bedtime snuggles. Mom is not forgotten but rather central as well in her role of sending Dad off to the hardware store and delivering the kisses that make every young boy cringe. Dad can cook the most spectacular meal of spaghetti and M&M sauce while sleuthing like Sherlock Holmes to find an essential lost toy. Dad even makes the worst of haircuts become trendsetters. Dad is spectacular in just being Dad. The book concludes with the perfect coda: encouraging children to write about what makes their Dad a legend.
VERDICT A definite must-have for Father’s Day celebrations and displays.

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