Dad and Pop

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

Description

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
Obsessed with stories in all types of media, Alex Bostwick started writing his own while attending college. After working in retail for the better part of a decade, he has since graduated with degrees in both History and English Literature, and now writes full-time. He lives on Long Island with his family. You can keep up with Alex at his website, misterwritenow.com.

Paul Meisel illustrated "Go to Sleep, Groundhog"! by Judy Cox, "Barnyard Slam" by Dian Curtis Regan, and "The Little Red Hen" "and the Passover Matzah" by Leslie Kimmelman. He lives in Connecticut.