My Dad!

My Dad! illus. by Sean Julian. 26p. CIP. Good Books. 2012. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-56148-744-8. LC 2011031773.
PreS-Gr 1—This heartwarming tribute features a faithful father bear and his devoted cub. Rhyming couplets apprise readers of the wonderful things dads can do: "Some dads build magical castles of sand,/or make you feel safe just by holding your hand." Children will be amused by the coarser traits mentioned, including dad's "toot" and cub's loud burp. Large, colorful, engaging illustrations show father and child pairs engaged in all manner of fun activities, such as jumping in a puddle, fishing, and reading. Perfect for a father-child read or Father's Day storytimes.—Debbie Lewis, Alachua County Library District, FL
In the rhymed story, a little bear wants to be just like his dad when he gets big. “Some dads join you when you jump in a puddle,” and other adventures such as swimming and camping are highlights. Burping and tooting are part of the experience, too. Cheerful illustrations depict father and cub engaged in activities from morning till bedtime.

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