#902 – My Amazing Dad by Ezekiel Kwaymullina and Tom Jellett

Today is World Kissing Day. Did you know . . . the World Record for the L  o  n  g  e  s  t   K  i  s  s  was kissed by Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarathold, from Thailand, for a record 58 hours, 35 minutes, and 58 seconds. Whoa! Well, since today’s book is My Amazing Dad, I suggest all children, young and old, kiss your father. You need not break the Tiranaratholds’s record—or even their 58 seconds.

myanazingdadcover My Amazing Dad
Written by Ezekiel Kwaymullina
Illustrated by Tom Jellett
Sky Pony Press  5/03/2016
32 pages    Ages 4—8

 My dad is

My dad is not like other dads. He is not
good at:
         mowing the lawn
baking cakes
   fixing a leaky faucet
remembering bedtime

But, he is good at:
making mazes
           eating cakes
making bubble baths*
  telling bedtime stories

And this is what makes him—
and many other
dads—so special!

[inside jacket]

Dad is not like other dads. One big reason why: he’s a stay-at-home dad. Dad is also different from other dads because he “Isn’t very good at mowing the lawn.” One big reason why: because “he’s great at making mazes.” Dad is different from other dads because he “never remembers to tell me it’s time for bed.” One big reason why: “he tells the best stories.”

Dad Spread 1

This young girl offers examples or her supposedly ham-handed father; dad cannot mow the lawn or fix a leaky faucet. But the truth is Dad’s brain prioritizes activities with his children, over those without. I bet, once both kids are in school, he will turn into a full-fledge super-mom dad. He’ll bake cakes, trim the turf, fix the faucet, and tell time correctly, while waiting for his kids to return from school. Until then, his thoughts are on caring for his children twenty-four hours a day and not much of anything else—except for mom, of course. Dad’s daughter thinks he cannot mow the lawn, but in reality, instead of a finely manicured lawn, dad creates mazes for his children to enjoy.

Dad Spread 2

My Amazing Dad is a wonderful tribute—a love letter—to all the stay-at-home dads who gladly traded careers for the title Mr. Mom. Not enough children’s book celebrate dad, let alone as lovingly as My Amazing Dad celebrates him. The back cover’s silhouette of dad holding hands with both children says it all: involved and interested, loving father. My Amazing Dad is a tribute to all dads interested and involved in their children’s lives.

MY AMAZING DAD. Text copyright © 2015 by Ezekiel Kwaymullina. Illustrations copyright © 2015 by Tom Jellett. Reproduced by permission of the US publisher, Sky Pony Press, New York, NY.

Originally published in Australia, © 2015 Little Hare Books, an imprint of Hardie Grant Egmont,

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Reprinted with permission from MY AMAZING DAD © 2016 by Ezekiel Kwaymullina, PUBLISHER, an imprint of COMPANY, Illustrations © 2016 by Tom Jellett.

Copyright © 2016 by Sue Morris/Kid Lit Reviews. All Rights Reserved

My Amazing Dad
Written by Ezekiel Kwaymullina
Illustrated by Tom Jellett
Sky Pony Press 5/03/2016

*The yellow in the book description section is changed to navy blue so it is easier to read. The yellow looks great on the jacket flap.


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