|Things to do with dad|
Author: Zuppardi, Sam
A morning of fun with Dad takes a turn for the boring when a long to-do list interferes. At first content to let Dad cross things off his list, the boy in the story soon realizes that the whole day will be spent on chores -- unless he can come up with a solution.
Kirkus Reviews (+) (04/01/17)
School Library Journal (02/01/17)
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School Library Journal - 02/01/2017 PreS-Gr 2—A happy youngster and his father cook a magical pancake breakfast. Smiles fade when their eyes turn to the not-so-fun to-do list on the fridge. However, with Dad, even washing dishes can be fun. While Dad washes, the boy blows bubbles with an octopus and submarine, obviously imagining an underwater adventure. Tasks get more creative as "make the beds" turns into "sail a pirate ship" and "water the garden" becomes "explore the jungle." Finally, the exhausted duo rest together beneath a tree, content with a day well spent. The minimal text is limited to the original and revised to-do lists, but no other words are needed. The cartoon-style acrylic and pencil illustrations perfectly capture the boy's flights of fancy and his dad's willingness to play along. Adults could learn a thing or two from this father about making mundane tasks more enjoyable. VERDICT A great choice for one-on-one sharing.—Kelly Roth, Bartow County Public Library, Cartersville, GA - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.