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Children's Fiction Mythical

It's Great Being a Dad

by (author) Dan Bar-el

illustrated by Gina Perry

Publisher
Tundra
Initial publish date
Apr 2017
Category
Mythical, Imagination & Play, Parents
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781770496057
    Publish Date
    Apr 2017
    List Price
    $22.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3

Description

A celebration of the best kind of dad: the kind that's willing to join in the fun.

A gang of mythical creatures is roaming around a magical land having a great time, until Bigfoot gets his foot stuck in a tree trunk and Unicorn gets her horn impaled on a table and Robot's saw-arm gets rusted into position. But have no fear! Dad is there to fix things--even when a Sneaky Flying Alligator Pirate steals the Fairy Queen Ballerina Doctor's wand.

A hilarious story about imagination, play and the best parts about being a dad.

About the authors

 

Dan Bar-el est un auteur à succès, un pédagogue et un conteur qui a publié des romans, des albums illustrés et des bandes dessinées. Depuis vingt et un ans, il travaille avec des enfants de trois à treize ans en tant que prestataire de services de garde et donne des cours de théâtre et d'écriture. Dan habite à Vancouver.

 

Dan Bar-el believes that the highest compliment a preschool child can pay is to call one silly. He carries the label with honor. "Preschool children have no patience for 'jokes,'" he says. "Ask one to tell you a knock-knock joke and, painfully, you'll see my point. But nothing gets a giggle like the absurd. Nothing is funnier than turning the rules on their heads." And that is exactly what Dan has done in his new book, in which each of twenty-six children is named for a child he has taught. The author of Things are Looking Up, Jack and Things are Looking Grimm, fill, Dan lives, writes and teac

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Editorial Reviews

One of School Library Journal's Ultimate Children’s Literature Illustrator Gift Guide 2018
PRAISE FOR It's Great Being a Dad:
"Perry’s wide-eyed, brightly colored fantasy creations wonderfully evoke a pretend-play world where anything can happen but plenty still goes awry, and Bar-el’s (Audrey [Cow]) deadpan narrative delivers laughs on every page." --Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
"[A] very different kind of celebration of Father's Day: one which revolves around a unicorn, a ballerina, and a helpful father . . . A zany set of encounters challenges even this special father in a fun story with unpredictable characters and dilemmas." --Midwest Book Review
"The imaginations of our children are as diverse as their personalities. Whether they’re unicorns, Bigfoot, robots or fairy queen doctors, they all need rescuing from time to time. And the greatest one in the land, who comes to save the day, is Dad! Who wouldn’t want to be a dad?" --Story Monsters Ink Magazine
PRAISE FOR Audrey (Cow):
"Move aside Wilbur and Babe. There's a new farmyard hero in town, and she has no desire to end up hamburger . . . Part Great Escape, part Hatchet, part Charlotte's Web, all wonderful." --Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews
"Thoroughly charming." --Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
"[P]urely delightful . . . At its heart, Audrey (Cow) encourages kids to think even as it entertains - the mark of wonderful children's literature." --Starred Review, Quill & Quire
"This is no simple farm story; it is a powerful tale that takes a philosophical stance against today's meat industry . . . A unique approach to a sensitive topic." --Starred Review, School Library Journal  

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