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Father’s Day Books: One or Two Daddies

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: June 2, 2010

The following books have been selected for Father’s Day because they showcase strong paternal bonds and demonstrate just how special (and important) daddy-and-me moments can be. There is also a special selection for families that have two daddies.

Buy My Daddy And Me, Amy Sklansky, Ard Hoyt, 0545218330 My Daddy And Me

by Amy E. Sklansky (Author), Ard Hoyt (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 0-6

Board book: 20 pages

Publisher: Cartwheel Books; Brdbk edition (May 1, 2010)

Source: Publisher

What to expect: Fathers and sons, Fathers and daughters, Rhyme

From the illustrations to the rhyming, rhapsodic text to the sheer daddy-and-me togetherness, this is one of my all-time favorite book recommendations for a father to share with his child. It’s available in paperback but I love that it’s now available as a board book. Double thumbs-up!

Add this book to your collection: My Daddy And Me

Daddy's Little ScoutDaddy’s Little Scout

by Janet Bingham (Author), Rosalind Beardshaw (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 4-8

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: Cartwheel Books (May 1, 2010)

Source: Publisher

What to expect: Animals, Fathers and sons, Foxes

This is a sweet little tale of a father fox and a son fox finding a home that is just right and being able to share it with each other. The illustrations are soft and delightful.

Add this book to your collection: Daddy’s Little Scout

A Tale of Two DaddiesA Tale of Two Daddies

by Vanita Oelschlager (Author), Kristin Blackwood (Illustrator), Mike Blanc (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 4-8

Hardcover: 42 pages

Publisher: Vanita Books (April 28, 2010)

Source: Illustrator

What to expect: Fathers and daughter

A simple and effective story of a young girl who has two dads. It is written from the perspective of the little girl, and most definitely offers up a non-threatening way to open conversations about same sex parents. As for the pictures: I always enjoy Kristin Blackwood’s linoleum block print illustrations.

Add this book to your collection: A Tale of Two Daddies

Leave us a comment: What’s your favorite daddy-and-me book?

Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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