Father’s Day is a wonderful opportunity for Dads’ to spend quality time with their little ones. When it comes to some quiet time children love looking at books, be it hearing the words read out loud and or simply enjoying the illustrations. There are dozens of books about Dads – funny Dads, silly Dads, loving Dads and ever so annoying Dads! Visit your local library or find a good bookstore for an inexpensive Father’s Day gift, such as one of the titles below.
For more information you can also visit the Little Big Book Club website. LBBC is now in its ninth year of providing 20,000+ FREE It’s Story Time reading packs to South Australian families with a funding commitment until 2017-18 from the State Government of South Australia. This funding enables LBBC to continue its integrated approach to lifelong learning and reading for children in SA.
The ongoing development of the child’s literacy skills is paramount, particularly in the first 5 years which is why each month families across Australia have access to a book selections program to support them in reading regularly with their children.
My Dad Thinks He’s Funny
by Katrina Germein & Tom Jellet
My dad doesn’t like babysitting.
He says no one should sit on babies.
My dad doesn’t eat seafood.
He says there’s something fishy about it.
My dad doesn’t lie in bed.
He says you should always tell the truth.
My dad thinks he’s funny.
by Anthony Browne
He’s all right, my dad. He’s as strong as a gorilla and as happy as a hippopotamus. He’s a great dancer, a brilliant singer, he’s fantastic at footballand he makes me laugh. A lot. But that’s not all that’s great about my dad… A warm, hilarious, witty and very personal tribute to Dad (and to dads everywhere) by the ever-brilliant and inventive Anthony Browne.
My Dad is a Bear
by Nicola Connelly & Annie White
This gorgeous debut picture book by author Nicola Connelly describes all of the things that makes Charlie’s Dad who he is. He is great at sleeping, climbing, fishing and growling. But best of all, he is a loving Dad who gives great big bear hugs. A perfect book for all big and little bears to share this Father’s Day.
Molly and Her Dad
by Jan Ormerod & Carol Thompson
Molly loves to tell stories, especially stories about her dad. At school, all the other children’s Dads come to visit, but not Molly’s. He lives a whole plane ride away. Then one day Molly announces: “My Daddy is coming to look after me and it is not a story, it is really true!” What will Molly’s Dad be like? Will he look like her? What will she call him? Molly and Her Dad is a story of modern families, of the unfamiliar becoming familiar and of a child wanting to belong. The story is told with fun, humour and tenderness.
Me and My Dad
by Sally Morgan, Ezekiel Kwaymullina & Matt Ottley
Dad isn’t afraid of anything…except that is for one thing. And there’s only one person who can help him overcome it. Sometimes even the bravest of the brave need a helping hand. Best-selling authors, Sally Morgan and Ezekiel Kwaymullina, team up with acclaimed illustrator, Matt Ottley, to bring us a story about the bond between father and son.
Piglet and Papa
by Margaret Wild & Stephen Michael King
Piglet is feeling a little insecure. Horse, Sheep, Donkey, Duck and Dog all tell her that they love her – but someone else loves her a million times more! Who can it be?
For more information visit the Little Big Book Club website.
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