cover image My Dad!

My Dad!

Steve Smallman, illus. by Sean Julian. Good Books, $16.99 (26p) ISBN 978-1-56148-744-8

In this cheery tribute to fathers, a honey-colored bear cub and its father enjoy activities like bike riding, building sand castles, and acting silly together: “Some dads drink soda/ and give you a slurp,/ And then laugh out loud/ when you do a big burp!” Dads might not always be perfect (“Some dads get upset/ and start grumbling/ and stamping”), but the cub loves its father for who he is. Julian’s fluffy, smiling bears in spring-lit outdoor scenes should charm toddlers. Ages 3–7. (June)