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 Wild Father’s Day”
by Sean Callahan
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
For a “wild Father’s Day,” Dad and the kids know just what to do. They act like animals and do all the things that animals do. They hop like kangaroos all around the house. They run as fast as cheetahs (well, maybe not quite that fast) at the track. And they swing like monkeys at the playground. Their crazy fun takes them through the day. But what about at night? It’s hard to settle down for bed after such wild time. But fortunately a cozy bedtime book tames down two tired kids (and their dad!) ending their Father’s Day adventure on the perfect note.