Friday, June 18, 2010

Classic Children's Books to Read with Dad

This Sunday is Father's Day, so I've put together a quick list of classic children's books featuring dads. What's your favorite dad-themed book? Did you have a favorite book to read with your dad when you were little? Tell us all about it in the comments!

50 Below Zero (Robert Munsch/Michael Martchenko): A little boy gets to play the role of parent when dealing with his sleep-walking father.

Angela's Airplane (Robert Munsch/Michael Martchenko): A man takes his daughter to the airport... but she gets lost and ends up flying a plane!

I'd Know You Anywhere (Hazel Hutchins/Ruth Ohi): A young boy thinks up lots of good disguises, but somehow his father always knows it's him.

Muddle Cuddle (Laurel Dee Gugler/Vlasta van Kampen): Dad has settled into his comfy armchair with the paper, but his son insists that dad needs company. Like a teddy. Or a kitty. Or a clown. Or...

My Dad (Debbie Bailey/Susan Huszar): This classic board book for younger children shows a variety of dads interacting with their kids. It will also be coming out as an Annikin edition this fall!

Something Good (Robert Munsch/Michael Martchenko): Ever tried grocery shopping with sugar-crazed kids? A harried dad tries to make it through the supermarket without buying all the "good" stuff his three children clamor for.

If you need more inspiration, the blog Hot Guys Reading Books has been posting pictures of dads reading with their kids since last week, and will continue until Father's Day. Enjoy!


Mean Old Dad :-) said...

I've got a great Dad book for you. "My Mean Old Dad" written by John Robertson, helps children understand that when they think their Dad is being mean, he really loves them.

Joanna K said...

Thanks, John! Great title.