“The Best Father’s Day Present Ever”

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.

“The Best Father’s Day Present Ever”

by Christine Loomis
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
ISBN-13: 978-0399242533

 “The Best Father’s Day Present Ever”

“The Best Father’s Day Present Ever”

Langley has the same problem every Father’s Day. He always wants to give his dad the perfect present. His mother tells him the gift doesn’t have to be expensive and suggests making him something. The problem is Langley is bad at arts and crafts. He once tried to paint his dad a picture, but what should have looked like his father’s favorite spot by the stream looked more like a lumpy-headed monster. And his picture frame decorated with macaroni was a gluey mess. But Langley soon learns that sometimes the best Father’s Day present isn’t bought in a store.