Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr), Hardcover, 9780374351014, 32pp.
Publication Date: April 12, 2001
From the 2000 Hans Christian Andersen Medalist
In an endearing homage to dads everywhere, a boy describes -- and exaggerates -- the many accomplishments and feats of his father. Among the traits praised are his enormous talent for singing, his near-professional wrestling skills, his extreme bravery in the face of danger (he's not even afraid of the Big Bad Wolf ), and his ability to -- quite literally, in Anthony Browne's world -- eat like a horse. All of the pictures feature the lovable pater in his signature plaid bathrobe, adding a further comfy layer to a book whose ultimate message is "I love my dad. And you know what? HE LOVES ME (And he always will.).
"A great tribute to fathers everywhere and a fine inspiration for children to create a 'my dad' list of their own." -Starred, School Library Journal