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Children's books with dads as positive figures 11 years 1 month ago #1116

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Do you know books for young children which have men in who are shown in a positive way? I read an article in the Times a while back discussing the idea that fathers in children's books are either thick, bad or not mentioned at all. I haven't been through all of our collection at the mo but so far the count hasn't even broken ten.

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Re: Children's books with dads as positive figures 11 years 3 days ago #1270

Talldad - what are the ones you've found so far.... Me thinks we need to write some to balance things up ;)

I started to read Swallows and Amazons as a kid and the dad in that seemed cool (if a little distant!)

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interesting parenting style :)

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Re: Children's books with dads as positive figures 10 years 11 months ago #1394

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You know what, i was thinking the same thing...it would be really interesting if we could all club together and start a range of books which put dad in a good light.

What do you think dads?

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Re: Children's books with dads as positive figures 10 years 11 months ago #1411

Hi Chaps - i'm actually thinking of writing a seriers of books were dads and their kids get to spend time together and bond around adventures. I like the book going on a bear hunt and me and J 5 and H 3 read it alot - we often go to the woods on bear hunts near our house but i was thinking we need more adventures. So far i'm thinking pirates, dragons, aliens but anyone got any other ideas.

think the series will be based around my 2 boys themselves, so watch this space.

PS anyone got any experiance of piublishing books? ;)

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Re: Children's books with dads as positive figures 10 years 9 months ago #1968

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I think it's a great idea.

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Re: Children's books with dads as positive figures 10 years 9 months ago #1971

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>Do you know books for young children which have men in who are shown in a positive way?

Not sure if it's necessary - Katie Price seems to be doing a good job all on her own :)

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Re: Children's books with dads as positive figures 10 years 9 months ago #1974

Hi Chaps

We did a bit of a reccy for books and came up with a little list that we have added to our Amazon pages.

Here's the link just click on the KIDS BOOKS ABOUT DAD to the right - They would make a great stocking filler. :D lol: :lol:

http://www.dadtalk.co.uk/store.php

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Re: Children's books with dads as positive figures 10 years 9 months ago #1975

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Great list. But it seems that Dads only have sons or animals.

What about daughters?

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Re: Children's books with dads as positive figures 10 years 9 months ago #1977

Yeah maybe Freerunner needs to make sure he covers that issue when he writes his books!! ;)

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Re: Children's books with dads as positive figures 10 years 9 months ago #1978

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Maybe it's still politically incorrect for fathers to have daughters :cry:

I saw my barrister last week - he said that statistically I am a freak because I have custody of my 2 daughters.

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Re: Children's books with dads as positive figures 9 years 3 months ago #8299

To Kill A Mockingbird is an excellent example of a Dad as a strong role-model. Suited for slightly older readers, but well worth getting into. The film is also a classic.

Personally, I think any book that is being read by a Dad is a positive influence. I love reading to my little ones and they love reading with me. That's the important bit, surely.

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