New Haven (WTNH) - Author and illustrator Katie Davis was back with us on Father'sDay with some wonderful children's books featuring outstandingfathers and the bonds they have forged with their kids.
These books are perfect for dads to curl up on the coach andread with their children.
The following books were featured on the show:
This tender story is about Rakhi, the Hindu holiday specialto brothers and sisters. Arun wishes he had a sister with whom tocelebrate, and soon it looks as if his wish will come true. Hisparents are going to adopt a baby girl named Asha. She is comingall the way from India, where Arun's dad was born. Arun finds hisown special ways to build a bond with his sister, who is stillhalfway around the world.
If both dad and kids both love canines, Dogs on the Bed is arhyming, rompy picture book that they'll really enjoy. A family'sbedtime preparations are interrupted by their determined dogs, whowon't stay off the bed and won't give up easily. But they alsooffer affection and comfort, and parents, kids, and pooches finallysettle down to sleep snugly at last.
Otto Grows Down by Michael Sussman illustrated by ScottMagoon
Otto Grows Down is the story of a boy who becomes trapped inbackwards time after making a birthday wish that his baby sisterwas never born. With stunning illustrations by Scott Magoon, thispicture book will delight children and dads alike with its magic,suspense, and hilarity.
This picture-book biography is the true story of a youngJapanese girl's determination to follow her dreams to become asushi chef with the help of her father, and the loving support ofher family.
This bittersweet story of loss and revelation reveals thepowerful and complex bond between fathers and daughters. Before hermom leaves, she tells Rachel that her dad is a rock, the good kindyou can always count on. Now, left alone with her emotionallydistant father, Rachel has more questions than answers. Over timeshe learns the truth about her mom. But it's only when she learnsthe truth about her dad - the rock - that she can move towardunderstanding.
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