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.
“It's Father's Day, Charlie Brown!”
by Charles Schulz
Publisher: Little Simon
In this storybook based on the beloved “Peanuts” comic strip, Charlie Brown is determined to find the perfect present for his dad. Lucy makes a card, Snoopy writes a letter and Peppermint Patty tries to call her father (and gets Charlie Brown on the phone instead), but none of their ideas seem quite right. Finally, Charlie Brown decides to do something really big and try to win a baseball game for his dad. But, good grief! This is no easy task for poor Charlie Brown whose team is known for its losing streaks. Still, he has to try and in the process learns an important lesson about the meaning of Father’s Day.