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This essential guide to pregnancy offers everything the expecting father needs to know in the run-up to the birth, or deployment day." Packaged like an army training manual and written in guy-friendly,no-nonsense military speak, it presents month-by-month overviews of the baby's development, the lowdown on pregnancy symptoms, tips for supporting the mom-to-be, a guide to prenatal care, and what to expect during labor and beyond.
With expert advice, easy-to-follow information, and commentary from other firsttime fathers, it's the go-to reference for the dad-to-be who wants to prepare himself-mentally, physically, and emotionally-for the arrival of his new recruit."
Neil Sinclair is the author of Commando Dad: A Basic Training Manual for the First Three Years of Fatherhood. He has been a Royal Engineer Commando, a physical education teacher, and a licensed childcare provider. He is a fulltime dad living Chronicle Books in London, England. Family & Relationships / Fatherhood
Tell Me a Tattoo Story
Alison McGhee, illustrated by Eliza Wheeler
A bestselling author-illustrator duo join forces to create a modern father-son love story. The father tells his little son the story behind each of his tattoos,
and together they go on a beautiful journey through family history. There's a tattoo from a favorite book his mother used to read him, one from something his father used to tell him, and one from the longest trip he ever took. And there is a little heart with numbers inside-which might be the best tattoo of them all.
Tender pictures by New York Times bestselling illustrator Eliza Wheeler complement this lovely ode to all that's indelible-ink and love.
A deeply touching story and right on trend as well." - Publishers Weekly"Makes very plain the love that is behind each tattoo memory."-KirkusReviews"Each memory tells the larger story of a man who loves and values
his family." - Kirkus Reviews"A tale of love and ink and the staying power that both promise." - Shelf Awareness"A fun read. the tender story will resonate with young audiences."-School Library Journal"A fresh,
contemporary take on the bond between images, storytelling, and, yes, hipster dads."-Booklist"
Alison McGhee is the New York Times bestselling author of Someday , Little Boy , and Making a Friend . She lives in Minneapolis and Vermont. Ages 3-5 • Juvenile Fiction / Family / Parents Sales
Monster and Son
David LaRochelle, illustrated by Joey Chou
Romp along with parent and child yetis, werewolves, giant lizards, and more as they stir up some monster-sized fun! Readers big and small, young and old, wild and tame, will roar with laughter and take this book by the horns, teeth, and fur… discovering that monsters and humans aren't so differentespecially
in the ways they love each other.
Monstrous good fun to share with your own favorite beast."-Kirkus Reviews"Provides mischievous laughs." - Publishers Weekly"
David LaRochelle has been creating books for young people for more than 25 years. His picture books include It's a Tiger! , How Martha Saved Her Parents
from Green Beans , Moo! , and Arlo's ARTrageous Adventure! He lives in Minnesota, where he hardly ever sees monsters.
Joey Chou was born in Taiwan and moved to the United States when he was 15 years old. His art is influenced by prominent and obscure artists as well as by Southern California lifestyle and culture. He currently resides in Los Angeles. Ages 2-4 • Juvenile Fiction / Family / General
Letters to My Dad
Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever.
This book of twelve letters (ten prompted, two blank) makes it easy for children of many ages-from tween to adult-to show Dad how much they care.
Once filled out, sealed, and postdated, the letters become handwritten time capsules to give to Dad for Father's Day, holidays, or milestone birthdays.
When he breaks open the seals in the future, he will find a priceless keepsake.
Lea Redmond is a creative consultant and the brains behind the Letters to My series, The World’s Smallest Post Service, Connexio, My Museum journal, Lucky You!, the Tandem Activity Book, and Conversation Dice. Her creative workshop, Leafcutter Designs, offers curious goods, surprising services, and projects for participation: www.leafcutterdesigns.com. She lives in Oakland, California. Family & Relationships /Activities
New York Times bestselling author Brian Lies's new picture book shows readers the wonderful—and often different—ways that children connect with their fathers.
From seemingly mundane tasks such as grocery shopping to more active pursuits like a romp at the park and fort-building, a loving and playful father alligator shows his gator kids that the simplest pleasures done together can make for an incredibly fun day.
Presented by New York Times bestselling author Brian Lies ( Bats at the Beach ), this heartwarming story demonstrates a series of very special ways children can connect with their fathers and should appeal to parents and little readers everywhere.
[Gator Dad's] a winning combination of warmth, humor, and heart."
"Lies' acrylic illustrations are filled with small details to notice, especially the labels on cans and boxes, but what is most evident are the feelings these
four have for one another. Dads, squeeze the day with your own children just as this one does."
-Kirkus Reviews Ages 4-7 years • Juvenile Fiction / Family / Parents
A Perfect Fathers Day
Eve Bunting, illustrated by Susan Meddaugh
The perfect gift book for a perfect Father's Day.
An engaging family portrait and a winning tribute to 'Dad.'" - School Library Journal
Four-year-old Susie gives her dad her idea of the perfect Father's Day: A fast food restaurant for lunch, feeding birds at the park, a ride on the carousel,
the swings . . . they even top their day off with balloons! Eve Bunting's tongue-in-cheek story is sure to resonate with the loving, exhausted parents
of charming preschoolers. Susan Meddaugh contributes ample subtle humor to the reading experience in the details of her illustrations. This sweet treat of a book, in a new paper-over-board gift edition with foil cover accents, is the perfect story for dads and kids to share on a perfect Father's Day.
"It's Father's Day, and four-year-old Susie has planned a perfect outing with all the things she knows her dad will like the best. . . . Bunting's simple, witty
text sketches a warm father-daughter relationship and affectionately glances at the four-year-old mind at work. Meddaugh's bright watercolors and pencil
illustrations add to the humor as they show the two enjoying the day.
Ages 4-7 years • Juvenile Fiction / Family / Parents
Now one person will win their choice of four of these books. The books I chose were Tell Me a Tattoo Story and Letters to My Dad. Ava had a book that she filled in for her mom on Mothers Day so now its Dad's turn. I know everyone will enjoy these.
Good luck everyone.