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Dad and Pop

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Dad and Pop

An Ode to Fathers & Stepfathers

By Kelly Bennett; Paul Meisel (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763633790, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 27, 2010


Perfect for Father’s Day! Dad and stepdad have one important thing in common in a blended-family scenario many readers will happily recognize.

I have two fathers. I call this one Dad, and this one Pop.

Dad is tall and wears suits. Pop is bald and wears boots. Dad’s into gadgets and Pop’s into plants; one paints on easels, the other on walls; and they certainly don’t share the same taste in music! In this funny, affectionate ode to fathers and stepfathers, a young girl explains that while Dad and Pop may seem completely different, in one crucial way they’re exactly the same — they both love her.

About the Author
Kelly Bennett is author of many books for children including NOT NORMAN: A GOLDFISH STORY. Kelly Bennett divides her time between Houston, Texas, and Jakarta, Indonesia.

Paul Meisel is the illustrator of HARRIET'S HAD ENOUGH by Elissa Haden Guest and WHAT'S THE MATTER IN MR. WHISKER'S ROOM? by Michael Elsohn Ross, among many other books. He lives in Newtown, Connecticut.