There are lots of wonderful things about Dad, as told by a young narrator in this rhyming 8 x 8 paperback. The father plays games, gives hugs, teaches right from wrong, cheers on his child, goes for rides in the car, reads bedtime stories over and over, scares monsters away, listens to problems, and tells jokes.But here's what is the best of all,even better than the other nine.My dad is extra special--just because he's mine!
Amidst all the "guy stuff," such as playing sports, going on hikes, telling bad jokes and being silly, there is also mention of the more tender side of dad. Teaching his son right from wrong, patiently helping him clean up messes, hugging his son, getting rid of the monsters during the night, and, of course, reading to him are all included as well. The light tone of the rhymed text keeps this from getting too sentimental. The cartoon-style illustrations work well with the text. Urbanovic has captured a wide range of facial expressions. A simple and straightforward original paperback with a nice tribute to the love between fathers and sons. 2004, Cartwheel Books/ Scholastic, Ages 3 to 7.