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.
“Arthur and the 1,001 Dads”
by Marc Brown
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young
It's time for the annual Father's Day picnic, and Arthur is worried. For him the picnic is always fun with games like the pie-eating contest, the sack race and the egg toss. But for Arthur’s friend Buster, the picnic is no longer the good time it used to be. Ever since Buster's parents got divorced, his father hasn't been able to come to the picnic. The year before, Buster even said he had a cold and couldn’t make it, but Arthur doubts Buster was really sick. Arthur and the rest of Buster’s friends want to give Buster a happy Father’s Day – they just have to figure out how.