Daddy Depot

illus. by Andy Snair. 40p. Feiwel & Friends. May 2017. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781250058898.
K-Gr 2—"From Acrobats to Zookeepers, we have the perfect dad for you! Exchange your old dad for a brand-new one…TODAY!" When little Lizzie sees the ad on her computer for Daddy Depot, she thinks that all her problems are solved. She loves her dad, but he is always watching football and telling the same old jokes, so she hauls him off to Daddy Depot to trade him in for a better model. Well, the grass is always greener on the other side. Lizzie finds Rocker dad, Astro dad, and Chef dad before realizing that the very best dad in the store is her own. This colorful, humorous tale is sure to be a read-aloud hit. The digital cartoon art adds to the lighthearted tone. While the lesson that Lizzie's dad is imperfectly perfect is a good one, her father's stereotypical actions at the beginning of the story, such as watching football while ignoring Lizzie, could be problematic.
VERDICT A slight but satisfying addition to larger collections.

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