Favorite Quotes

"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents."
— Emilie Buchwald

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
-- Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!"

Friday, February 4, 2011

Father Themed Books 2010

I know Father's Day is a long ways away, however every day can be about Fathers right?  Here are two great picturebooks that feature good old Dad:

Oh, Daddy!
by Bob Shea

I think this book makes a great read aloud and would be a fine addition to any storytime, especially ones about Fathers or Family.  The story text flows smoothly and includes dialogue between father and son hippos.  I love the humor shown by the father in this story.  The children could join in when you read the phrase, "Oh, Daddy!" which repeats often in the cute and funny story.

Old Bear and His Cub
by Oliver Dunrea

This book also makes a great read aloud and would be a great addition to any storytime.  It would also make a great bedtime story.  Little Bear doesn't like being told what to do by Old Bear.  However, he always ends up listening to what Old Bear tells him because he knows that Old Bear loves him.  I enjoy the part where Old Bear stares hard at Little Cub to get him to listen.  Children could practice their own version of staring hard.  When Old Bear catches a cold he has to listen to what Little Cub tells him to do.  When reading the story aloud, be sure to use an Old Bear and Little Cub voice to help your listeners understand who is talking and be sure to demonstrate staring hard (most teachers and mothers already have this "stare" down pat!)


  1. Both of these look like good new books to look for. We love Every Friday as a great Daddy book. I reviewed it here. http://storiedcities.blogspot.com/2011/01/paternal-city-every-friday.html

  2. I will have to look for that one at my library. Thanks for the tip!