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Dad and the Dinosaur

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.

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Dad School

Dad School
by Rebecca Van Slyke, illustrated by Priscilla Burris
Doubleday Books for Young Readers

With Van Slyke’s playful and innocent words and Burris’ funny and loving illustrations, this book is a winner!  When Lucas goes to school, he imagines his dad goes to ‘Dad School’.  He just knows it’s where Dad learns to fix boo-boos, make huge snacks and throw kids up in the air and catch them.  Dad and young one will laugh together at the humorous illustrations of dad being playful like a kid at school. Lucas is sure his dad was the best student.  But, dad says his favorite, best and most important job is…you guessed it.  A delightful, loving book, perfect for dad and a young one.

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