Dad: The Man, the Myth, the Legend

Mifflin Lowe, illus. by Dani Torrent. Bushel & Peck, $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-73363-356-7
This creative romp by Lowe follows a father with an apparently boundless capacity for fun, his more levelheaded wife, and their two children, the older of whom can’t stop singing their father’s praises. Mom provides comedic counterbalance to Dad’s exuberant exploits, often revealing what the art does not: “Once, he blasted us off into space! We went so high and so fast, he said we went where no kids have gone before,” reads one page, portraying the dad and kids suited up as astronauts. “Mom said if he pushes the swings that hard again, she’ll send him where no one has gone before,” the bottom of the page finishes. Torrent illustrates in a sketch-like style, richly colored and replete with dynamic illustrations of the white family. A rollicking celebration of one father’s imagination. Back matter includes a fill-in list for the reader’s own father. Ages 4–8. (May)
Reviewed on : 05/13/2021
Release date: 05/01/2021
Genre: Children's
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