Dad and the Dinosaur
by Gennifer Choldenko, illustrated by Dan Santat
G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2017
While Nicholas was afraid of many things, his dad was afraid of nothing. When Nicholas carried his dinosaur, he was just as brave as his dad. While playing soccer, Nicholas and dinosaur scored a goal, but after the game, Nicholas could not find his dinosaur. When his father got home and saw that something was the matter, Nicholas finally confessed it was his dinosaur who was brave and he was lost. They left late to find the dinosaur, his father telling mom “it’s guy stuff,” keeping Nicholas’ secret.
The honor and respect between the two males is heartwarming.
Award winning author and illustrator teamed up to create this powerful book about a father-son relationship.