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It's Great Being a Dad

by Dan Bar-el, illustrated by Gina Perry

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list price: $22.99
edition:Hardcover
published: Apr 2017
ISBN:9781770496057
publisher: Tundra
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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 is an award-winning children’s author, educator, and storyteller whose books include Audrey (Cow), Not Your Typical Dragon, and The Very, Very Far North series. Dan has worked with children ages three to thirteen as a school-age childcare provider, a preschool teacher, a creative drama teacher, and a creative writing teacher. He also teaches with the Creative Writing for Children Society. Dan lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with artist and goldsmith Dominique Bréchault, and Sasha, the most adorable cat in the known universe. Visit him at DanBarel.com.
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Dan Bar-el is an award-winning children’s author, educator, and storyteller whose books include Audrey (Cow), Not Your Typical Dragon, and The Very, Very Far North series. Dan has worked with children ages three to thirteen as a school-age childcare provider, a preschool teacher, a creative drama teacher, and a creative writing teacher. He also teaches with the Creative Writing for Children Society. Dan lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with artist and goldsmith Dominique Bréchault, and Sasha, the most adorable cat in the known universe. Visit him at DanBarel.com.
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Contributor Notes

DAN BAR-EL is an award-winning children's author, educator and storyteller who has published chapter books, picture books, and graphic novels.Over the past twenty-one years, he has worked with children ages 3 to 13 as a school age childcare provider, a preschool teacher, a creative drama and a creative writing teacher. Dan lives in Vancouver with Dominique, and Sasha, the best cat in the known universe.

GINA PERRY graduated from Syracuse University, worked as a compositor in animation, and as an art director creating products for the scrapbooking market.Today she lives, works, and raises a family in New Hampshire, where trees are the tallest obstacles to the sea. She likes yarn and table tennis.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 8
Grade:
p to 3
Editorial Review

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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