In this humorous celebration of fatherhood, an irresistably adorable (and real!) pug shows what it takes to be a good dad.
Diego is a dog, but he has one of the toughest jobs in the world. Is he a ninja? Nope. Is he a superhero? Nope. Is he a king or a police officer or the president? Nope. Nope. Nope. Diego is a DAD. And that requires the patience and fortitude of all of these positions combined . . . as Diego--an adorable pug--demonstrates in this laugh-out-loud photographic picture book. Admonitions and chores may be somewhat different for dogs: "Stop chewing on the furniture!" "Don't eat cat barf!" But Diego does everything out of love . . . and we get to see the objects of his affection at the end of the story: pug puppies!!
In adorable photographs, Maloney shows Diego the pug sporting hats and other duds that demonstrate many of the jobs that fathers might do ("He wears a lot of hats"). Diego dons a police cap for his role as "the law" (he's in charge of policing the pooping on floors and digging up of plants) and wears a chef's toque when cooking dinner ("meat casserole. Again"). Diego cleans (licks) dishes, does laundry (he appears with a pair of Buzz Lightyear underpants on his head), and sets a good example by donning warm winter garb. At last, readers meet the pug puppies that call Diego "Dad." It's a one-note gag, but readers will appreciate the humor relating to Diego's not-always-successful attempts at fatherhood. Ages 3 5.