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.
“Froggy’s Day with Dad” by Jonathan London
Publisher: Puffin Books
Little Froggy can’t wait to spend Father’s Day with his dad. First, he’s planning to cook breakfast for Dad and all by himself too. Next, they’ll play Dad’s favorite game, golf (or since Froggy’s too small for real golf, miniature golf ). And finally, Froggy will surprise Dad with a special gift he made. But with Froggy things never go as planned. From dropping one of the breakfast eggs on his foot to mishaps on the golf (er, make that miniature golf ) course, little Froggy flips and flops his way through a Father’s Day adventure that might turn his face more red than green.