“A Father’s Day Thank You”

by Ricardo Castillo in


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.

“A Father’s Day Thank You”

by Janet Nolan
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
ISBN-13: 978-0807522929

“A Father’s Day Thank You”

Harvey doesn’t know what to get his father for Father’s Day. It’s especially hard when his older sisters and brother seem so sure that their presents are his favorites. Laurie Ann gives him a tie — every year! And Martin always gives him a box of nails. Nadine says Dad loves golf balls. How do they know he likes these presents so much? Because every year Dad gives them each a hug and says, “Thank you.” And they say, “You’re welcome.” Then Harvey remembers all of the nice things his dad helped him with that week and starts to draw something he hopes will lead to a hug and a “Thank you.”