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Dad and Pop : an ode to fathers & stepfathers

Bennett, Kelly. (Author). Meisel, Paul. (Added Author).

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Crookston Public Library E B (Text) 33500010516953 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0763633798 (hc)
  • ISBN: 9780763633790 (hc)
  • Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2010.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: A little girl celebrates her two fathers, who are very different except in one very important way.
Target Audience Note:

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2010 February #2
    On the first page, the young girl narrating this story announces that she has two fathers. On subsequent pages, the illustrations make it clear that "Dad" is her birth father and "Pop" is her stepfather. She shares some of the ways her two fathers are different ("Pop is bald. Dad is not") and then some of the ways they are similar ("Dad teaches me to cook. So does Pop"). Pleasant, comforting cartoon-style illustrations in watercolor, acrylic, and pastel show each father separately but happily engaged in fun activities with the daughter, highlighting how the fathers approach even similar activities from quite different perspectives. The narrative ends with the statement, "But in the most important way they are exactly the same—they both love me!" We're Growing Together, by Candice Ransom (1993), When We Married Gary, by Ann Grossnickle Hines (1996), and Oh, Brother! by Nikki Grimes (2008), are also about blended families, although none have two fathers present. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Kelly Bennett is author of many books for children including NOT NORMAN: A GOLDFISH STORY. Kelly Bennett divides her time between Houston, Texas, and Jakarta, Indonesia.

Paul Meisel is the illustrator of HARRIET'S HAD ENOUGH by Elissa Haden Guest and WHAT'S THE MATTER IN MR. WHISKER'S ROOM? by Michael Elsohn Ross, among many other books. He lives in Newtown, Connecticut.

Subject: Fathers Juvenile fiction
Fathers Fiction
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