The wonder of being a dad is on display in this touching tribute to fathers. After all, the connection between a father and child yields a lifetime of learning and love. In You and Me, Me and You, that special bond is honored through poignant, tenderly rendered illustrated vignettes: a father and son walk together, discuss life amid a city's bustle, play, and, perhaps most profoundly, grow, side by side. Bright pops of Pantone yellow infuse each spread with joy, and a cloth spine adds an irresistible specialness. At once a treasured Father's Day gift and a year-round "I love you," parents and children will delight in this celebration of a supremely meaningful relationship.
In a pensive reflection on father-son communication, a boy contemplates his effect on his father. "I ask you the most difficult questions," says the child as the two pass a stray dog. At bedtime, the child offers his father "the chance to tell stories," and when they're navigating a thorny traffic situation on a bike, the boy reminds his elder to "choose words with care." Tanco captures each scene in minimalistic pen-and-ink artwork accented with yellow, and the father and child's meaningful interactions delicately suggest that, in parenting, listening and learning go both ways. Ages 3 5.