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Seven picture books to share with your children this Fathers' Day

Written by · Published Jun 16, 2017

With My Daddy, Your Baby's First Word will be Dada

With My Daddy, by James Brown & Cally Johnson-Isaacs

“Days with my daddy are always the best. So full of adventures, there’s no time to rest.

“From breakfast time at the zoo to bathtime out at sea, every moment of the day with Daddy is an adventure. A touching celebration of the special relationship between father and child.”

My Dad is a Bear, by Nicola Connelly & Annie White

“He is tall and round like a bear. He is soft and furry like a bear. My dad is a bear!

“The perfect Fathers’ Day and any day book which explores themes of fatherhood, childhood relationships and love.”

Your Baby’s First Word will be Dada

“Your baby’s first word will be ‘Dada!’ Right? Everyone knows that fathers wage a secret campaign to ensure that their babies’ first word is ‘Dada!’ But how does it work?

“Jimmy Fallon, one of the most popular entertainers in the world and NBC’s The Tonight Show host, shows you how.”

Little Monster’s Day Out with Dad, by Pippa Goodhart & Nick Sharratt

“Join Little Monster and his dad on their big day out at the fair! But oh no! Their car breaks down - will they get there in time to ride the spooky ghost train? Lift the flaps to find out!

“With bold artwork from Nick Sharratt and loads of spooky flaps to lift, this is the perfect interactive book for parents and children to enjoy together.”

Mr Men: My Daddy, by Roger Hargreaves

“The Mr Men will help you show your daddy just how much he means to you. From terrific tickles and funny faces which brighten your day, to strong arms when you’re feeling tired, daddies are funny, silly, strong and cool - lots of the Mr Men rolled into one!”

“The Mr Men and Little Miss have been delighting children for generations with their charming and funny antics. Bold illustrations and funny stories make Mr Men and Little Miss the perfect story time experience for children aged 2 years and up.”

Alfie and Dad, by Shirley Hughes

“Alfie’s dad is always there for Alfie and Annie Rose. He’s there to reassure Alfie during a restless night; he’s there to find Alfie’s favourite toy Flumbo when he gets left on the bus; and most of all he loves spending time with his children and they love spending time with him!”

Things to do with Dad, by Sam Zuppardi

“A morning of fun with Dad takes a turn for the boring when a long to-do list interferes. At first content to let Dad cross things off his list, the boy in the story soon realises that the whole day will be spent on chores - unless he can come up with a solution.

“In his singularly playful and expressive style, author-illustrator Sam Zuppardi crafts a colourful celebration of fathers and sons, and the fun that can be had with just a little imagination - and a trusty green crayon.”

Jo Dixon

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