I’m not quite sure how this week flew by so fast (oh, wait… maybe it was partly because I posted so late last week 😊) but here we are at Perfect Picture Book Friday again!
With Father’s Day just a month away, I have a wonderful, brand new book about Dads of every kind to share with you this week! I think it’s a great book for anytime, but it’s especially appropriate at this time of year.
Title: Some Daddies
Written By: Carol Gordon Ekster
Illustrated By: Javiera Maclean Alvarez
Publisher: Beaming Books, May 17, 2022
Suitable For Ages: 4-7
Opening: “Every daddy is different.
Some daddies wake up whistling.
Others need time before they talk.
Some joke around and tell stories.
Others like to listen.”
Brief Synopsis: a celebration of the incredible diversity of modern fathers with an inclusive cast of characters and a wide array of fathers that will allow readers to catch glimpses of, and feel new appreciation for, their own fathers and father-figures and how they shine in their own unique ways.
Links To Resources: Father’s Day Activities For Kids; Father’s Day Crafts, Activities, Games and Printables
Why I Like This Book: I love that such a broad view of fatherhood is taken in this book. Fathers of many races, cultures, occupations, and interests, as well as a two-dad family, a single dad, and a stay-at-home dad are pictured so that every child will likely find some representation of their own father or father-figure. I think it’s wonderful for young readers to be introduced to the many kinds of things fathers can do, be like, and participate in so they can understand that not everyone’s father/father-figure is exactly like their own, and get a sense of the possibilities that exist for them someday. This is a lovely book to read around Father’s Day, or any time 😊
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 😊
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Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! 😊
20 thoughts on “Perfect Picture Book Friday – Some Daddies”
Perfect book for Father’s Day, with such great illustrations and inclusivity. I love the message that “every daddy’s different.” Great choice.
I’m glad you like it, Maria. I think the inclusivity is one of its best features. I really like how many different kinds of possibilities are covered!
I appreciate your comment, Maria! I love the heart of this book and I hope it helps children understand and love their father’s more.
what a great book about so many different ways of being a dad.
It really is, Sue. I would think most kids could see someone in this book that makes them think of their dad (or dad figure)!
Thanks, Susanna, for including this title in your Perfect Picture Book Friday blog. I love what you do for books and the #kidlit community!
I am always glad to include great books, Carol 😊
I think my first comment disappeared. Use error, for sure! I love the concept of this book, and how kids can decide whether their daddies are the same or different from the daddy that’s being presented. Adding this to my TBR list. Thanks for the rec, Susanna!
Who can tell? Technology is very persnickety sometimes! I’m glad you like the book! I loved yours from today – i was telling my daughter about it 😊
Thanks, Jilanne! I hope you like it!
Yay! Spread that book love around! Never too early to start giving PBs to grandchildren!😁
This is such a welcomed book!
Thank you, Susanna, for putting this on my radar.
You’re welcome! Just in time for Father’s Day!
Love the array of “fathers” found in this PB! Kids will truly be able to relate! Thanks for sharing Susanna! 🙂
You’re welcome, Susan! It’s a sweet book, and very timely 😊
What an important book for kids about dads and the many things they do. Very much needed and a perfect Father’s Day gift. Love it!
Can’t wait to read this one! I have it on hold through my library. Thanks for the post!
What a wonderful thing to celebrate: the mixed bag of humans we call dad/daddy! So different, so the same, so GREAT – can’t wait to read this one 🙂
Love the inclusivity!
I love this – and wish people at greeting card companies would realise that there are all kinds of dads who like all kinds of things. So many cards feature ties, golf or fishing – ugh!