Last month, we dedicated our School Library to mothers. Now, it’s the fathers’ turn. Being a father is not an easy task. The cliché of the father’s only role during child-birth is to pass out cigars and then later in life to become a detached figure wearing slippers and aloofly reading the newspaper is just that—cliché. In reality, men who take on the roles of fathers and father figures are very much active in their children’s lives and help them with some of life’s most important lessons. So in honor of these men, we want to wish you, our readers, a Happy Father’s Day and present the following special selection of children’s books.
“Celebrating Father's Day:
Father's Day is for Special People”
by Donna Marriott
Publisher: Creative Teaching Press
When a class is asked to make Father’s Day cards, several students aren’t sure what to do. “I don’t live with my dad,” says one. “I have a stepfather,” says another. “I don’t have a dad,” says a third. But fortunately their teacher explains that a Father’s Day card can be for “any man you love and respect.” Filled with both traditional picture book illustrations and childlike “crayon” drawings, “Celebrating Father's Day: Father's Day is for Special People” shows that Father’s Day is a way to remember not just fathers but also loving family members including grandfathers, uncles, stepfathers and big brothers.