Wild About Dads

Imprint. May 2020. 40p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781250315748.
PreS–Gr 1–This heartwarming story depicts dads in the animal kingdom. Murray uses rhyming couplets to explore fatherhood among animals including eagles, pelicans, hippos, and foxes. “Dads like fishing in a creek, and playing games, like hide-and-seek.” That text is paired with an image of an eagle diving toward a fish while his eaglets awaits in a nest, and another image of a prairie dog father peeking underground to see his many playful pups. The colorful palette of the matte illustrations connotes the warm relationships between male parents and children. The book opens and closes with a diverse group of human fathers interacting with their children. Back matter includes accessible facts about the animals featured.
VERDICT Suitable for read-alouds and a solid choice for Father’s Day.

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