This dad is not like other dads. He is not good at:
Mowing the lawn,
Getting his children to school on time,
Fixing a leaky faucet, or
Remembering bed time
But, he is good at:
Getting his children to school eventually,
Making bubble baths, and
Telling bedtime stories.
And this is what makes him so special.
With bright illustrations from award-winning illustrator Tom Jellett and minimal text by award-nominated Ezekiel Kwaymullina, My Amazing Dad celebrates the unconventional father who may not always get it right but certainly knows how to turn every day into something special.
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In a book first published in Australia, a girl sings the praises of her father. When it comes to mowing the lawn or baking cakes, he tends to fall short, but a poorly mown lawn makes a great maze, and you can always buy sweets at the store. Working in a palette of creamy blues and greens, accented by bright reds and golds, Jellett creates an atmosphere of rowdy everyday fun in flattened, printlike illustrations of a shaggy-haired dad, his two children and a small frog and gator thrown in for good measure. Despite the narrator's belief that her father "is not like other dads," most readers will recognize some of these traits in their own parents. Ages 3 6.