The ideal gift book for anyone whose dad makes them laugh — or roll their eyes.
When his son says “I’m hungry,” Dad says, “Hello, Hungry. Pleased to meet you.” Before slicing a cake for dessert, Dad announces, “There’s my piece. What’s everybody else having?” Tell Dad your foot hurts? "No problem. You’ve got another.” How is he feeling? “With my hands.” So when nothing’s up but the sky, or when jumping in the shower sounds dangerous, it may be a good time to share this book with someone who doesn’t need sugar because, well, they’re sweet enough already.
April 9, 2013
is an award-winning picture-book author from Australia. When she’s not writing, she loves swimming in the ocean with her three children.Tom Jellett
is an illustrator whose work has appeared in several books, as well as in The Australian
and The Daily Telegraph
(Australia). He lives in Australia.
This is an amusing tribute to dads who like to yuck it up.
Jellett’s mixed-media art ... creat[es] a fresh, extemporaneous style. Readers whose fathers are founts of one-liners will groan with recognition—and dads who don’t have a joke for every occasion will find plenty of ammunition.
This will be a lively prompt for youngsters to share their own family’s dumb jokes and collect some possibilities for dorky return fire.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
A fun book for kids and parents to share and groan over together.`
—School Library Journal
A snicker-inducing read-aloud, especially with Mom.
The refrain and the funny comebacks develop a loving portrait of the dad/kid relationship.
—Yellow Brick Road