Dads inside the pages

The great works of literature are literally sprinkled with fascinating fathers – heroes, villains and role models. This World Book Day we’ve picked out 10 of the best books to read with your children that that will stick in their memories till they too are one day reading with their kids.

              

Daddies Are for Catching Fireflies by Harriet Ziefert

Daddies Are for Catching Fireflies is a book all about the great things that dads do. E.g. “A dad tickles your feet” right through to “protects you from big dogs”. It is simple to read and suitable for young children 2+. It is a “Lift the flap” book and so is fun and interactive for dads to read with their kids and with only a few words per page it is quick one to read before bedtime.

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 Because Your Daddy Loves You by Andrew Clements

 Because Your Daddy Loves You is a book that describes  all the little incidents that happen during a trip to the seaside. Dad comes to the rescue solving all of the problems calmly displaying utmost care and love for his child.

 “All of the patient and caring things a daddy does because he loves his child are explored in this warm, reassuring and humorous tribute to dads everywhere.”-Author

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Daddy Is a Doodlebug by Bruce Degen

Daddy Is a Doodlebug is a wonderful fun poem book that is all about doing the fun things both dad and son/daughter like to do.

“Daddy is a doodlebug, i’m a doodlebug too. We doodle things together, That doodlebugs like to do.”

With brightly coloured images and a lilting rhyming style this is a good one to read with children 3-6 years old.

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The Daddy Book by Todd Parr

The Daddy Book is about all sort of different dads. It explains to children that whatever kind of dad they have, they will always be loved.

“Some daddies work at home, some daddies work far away...”.etc

This book is very simple to read and the images are bold and bright. If your child is learning to read this book is ideal.

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The Father Who had 10 children

This is a very interesting book about a father who has a lot of children. “Every morning he woke very early and cooked 10 breakfasts...” it goes on to list all the things he would do for them and then when leaving them with Grandma to go on holiday he realised how much he missed them. In this book the father appears to be a single dad.

It contains colourful and lively images that will appeal to children of all ages.

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My Daddy by Collectif

This is a book for young children in which Peppa pig lists many of the things she loves about her dad.

Peppa Pig is everywhere these days and is a real kids favourite. It is bound to be top of the favoured books heap. 

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My Dad is BRILLIANT by Nick Butterworth

This book celebrates all things Dad! It is easily remebered, brightly coloured and fun.

“He's as strong as a gorilla, fantastic on roller skates, and can sing like a pop star!”

Great for kids of all ages!

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My Daddy and Me by Tina MacNaughton

The back of the book reads:

'When Little Bear is with his daddy, he is the bravest, tallest and happiest Little Bear in the whole world.....

This book tells the tale of  baby bear spending time with his father. When he is with his dad he is happier than happy can be. A good one to read to young children, certain to cheer them up.

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Just Me and My Dad by Mercer Mayer

Just Me and My Dad is another easy read all about critters going camping. It describes the journey of Dad and Son from finding the campsite, putting up the tent, catching their dinner (fish) and finally falling asleep. Chaos seems to be around every corner but together they work things out.

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My Dad is a Superhero by Lily Lexington

This story follows the adventures of Sam and his dad who is...A Superhero!

This story is a great one to read before bed.  Funny and heart-warming, this is a fun and colourful book for children 2-6 years old.

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How to Build a Robot (With Your Dad) by Aubrey Smith

This book is like no other. It is an interactive book with instructions for a Father and his children to make their very own robots. Using cheap and easily obtainable materials such as Cereal boxes, this book will bring hours of fun to kids and their dads.

Filled with great illustrations and easy to follow instructions, you and your kids can choose from 20 different robots and space pieces to make.

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My Dad the Inventor: Pedalling With Dinosaurs by Dave Rennie

In this book Dad invents a time travelling Penny Farthing. This transports him and his daughter to the prehistoric era and they encounter dinosaurs along with narrow escapes

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My Amazing Dad by Ross Collins

A great title for a great little book! This is the story of snip the crocodile who develops a curiosity in what his dad does when he goes out for the day. Snip and his side kick, Max the monkey, go on an adventure and snip soon learns how AMAZING his dad really is.

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Horray for Dads by Erica Pass

Spongebob squarepants and his dad take part in the annual Dad and Kids games day. This colour-filled exciting book will teach your children that time with your dad is far better than winning any race.

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And finally.....One for you! Darth Vader and son! By Jeffrey Brown.

This book is an amusing tale of few words. It is a comic book style story .which examines how Darth Vader would have reacted if put into a fathering role. On each page is a different scenario but replacing a human dad figure with that of the dark lord of sith. It takes into account his rather world-weary view of life and when reading it you can almost hear that iconic sounding crackle-fuzz voice coming from his mask. 

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