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|Be glad your dad ...(is not an octopus!)|
Author: Logelin, Matthew
An irreverent tribute to dads based on silly things that animal dads do and human dads do not.
Kirkus Reviews (-) (04/01/16)
School Library Journal (06/01/16)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 06/01/2016 PreS-Gr 1—Usually children are happy with their dads, except for "when he is grouchy, bossy or totally gross." Two children imagine their father as different animals, all with bad results. If your dad were a dog, he would lick your face. If he were a tortoise, everything would take way too long. A monkey dad would feed you insects. If he were a unicorn, no one would believe in him. Iguanas, skunks, dung beetles, and whales would all make terrible fathers for human children. The list of alternative father animals goes on, with similarly unappealing outcomes. The moral is that though kids may sometimes wish their dads were different, they should be happy with the parents they have. The book concludes with fun animal facts for each featured creature. The silly cartoon illustrations were digitally created using Photoshop. VERDICT This playful celebration of dads is perfect for storytime or one-on-one reading.—Laura Hunter, Mount Laurel Library, NJ - Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.