Just in time for Father’s Day, some books for children and one for dads.
Daddy Hugs by Karen Katz
A good first book
Picture Books for Children
What Dads Can’t Do by Douglas Wood and Doug Cushman (Illustrator)
Humorous approach to fatherhood for the younger set.
Just Me and My Dad by Mercer Mayer
Little Critter goes camping with his dad in this sweet book.
My Funny Dad, Harry by Karen Arlettaz Zemek
A true story of a funny and quirky father
Halfway to Heaven: My White-knuckled–and Knuckleheaded–Quest for the Rocky Mountain High by Mark Obmascik
The humorous story of a stay-at-home-dad who decides to climb all of Colorado’s 14,000 feet mountains and what he discovers along the way.
Hope you enjoy them with your dad!
After the last post about Winnie-the-Pooh, I see in the latest Publisher’s Weekly eNewsletter (see Book News) that David Benedictus has written an authorized sequel to the Winnie-the-Pooh books. Illustrated by Mark Burgess, the book is to be released October 5, 2009. Now they just need to send Rabbit around to tell everyone.
This week I bought a box of our usual breakfast cereal and guess what was inside? A children’s book! What a great idea to get kids to read. The book was by a popular author. It had been printed as a paperback in a special small size to fit easily in the box. My son and I both enjoyed reading it.
I was especially excited because I had just heard an interview a few weeks ago on the radio that 80% of all households in the US did not purchase a single book last year. (As I’ve long suspected, I have been almost single-handedly keeping bookstores open). If you want to listen, check out 11:00Emma Walton Hamilton: “Raising Bookworms” on the Diane Rehm show. Note: Emma Walton Hamilton is Julie Andrews’ daughter.
My conclusion: If you want to get your children to read more, stuff a book in their cereal.