Special Selections from Perrot's Youth Services Staff
In honor of Father's Day, this month the Youth Services Staff shares their favorite stories about dads and fatherhood.
A Day With Dad
by Bo R. Holmberg, illustrated by Eva Eriksson
Tim looks forward to spending a whole day alone with Dad. He waits with excitement for the train to bring his father from the town in which he lives, and they spend the day doing all of their favorite things, until it is time for Dad to catch the train home. A loving look at the reality of being a child of divorce.
Tell Me One Thing, Dad
by Tom Pow, illustrated by Ian Andrew
Molly and her father play a nighttime game to show how much they love each other.
Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity
written and illustrated by Mo Willems
How far would a loving father go for his child? The author/illustrator of this 2008 Caldecott Honor book thinks that the doting dad would willingly set out in the middle of the night to retrieve his daughter’s beloved bunny… without which she cannot sleep. This picture book and the author’s original Knuffle Bunny are "must reads" for every Father’s Day… and every father!
by Paul Bright, illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees
Mama and Papa Lion want baby Lion to stay asleep! Guess who wakes him up???
Guess How Much I Love You
by Sam McBratney, illustrated by Anita Jeram
This book was given to my oldest child, and we read it constantly when he was young. Little Nutbrown Hare and his dad boastfully share the ways that they love one another. In the end, though the father has just that much more love for his beautiful child.
A Little Princess
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
This classic Cinderella story about a girl who never gives up her dreams will enchant readers with its determined and creative heroine.
Pete's a Pizza
written and illustrated by William Steig
When Pete is in an especially bad mood because it is raining and he can't play ball with his friends, his father decides that it might cheer his son up to be made into a pizza.
The Two of Them
written and illustrated by Aliki
A bit of a tearjerker about a little dark-haired girl and her beloved grandfather, Papouli. Although the story ends sadly, the little girl knows she will always remember the time she and her grandpa had together. With beautiful, soft, colored pencil illustrations. For more lighthearted tales about grandfathers and grandchildren, try Grandpa and Bo, written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes, or Grandfather and I, by Helen E. Buckley, with illustrations by Jan Ormerod.
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