Molly and Her Dad

By Jan Ormerod; Carol Thompson (Illustrator)
(Roaring Brook Press, Hardcover, 9781596432857, 40pp.)

Publication Date: August 19, 2008

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He’s a famous artist! He’s been to space! He can make anything!

But what she doesn’t tell her classmates is that all she really knows about her dad is what he looks like in photographs.  When Molly finally meets her father for the first time, she’s disappointed that he’s nothing like the tall tales she invented. What will her classmates say when she brings him for show-and-tell? But Molly’s dad has some tricks up his sleeve, and he turns out to be better than an astronaut or an artist. He’s an amazing storyteller—just like Molly. Thompson’s expressive lines dance with Ormerod’s energetic characters in this poignant tale of parent and child.

Molly and Her Dad is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

About the Author

JAN ORMEROD is world-renowned for her work as bothan author and artist of over 50 books for children, includingthe titles SUNSHINE (winner of the Mother Goose Award) andMOONLIGHT. She lives in London.


CAROL THOMPSON is internationally known for themany picture books she’s illustrated. Her illustrations haveearned her awards including the Frank Warner Golf Award, theMother Goose Award for Children’s Book Illustrations, and theOppenheim Gold Award. Carol lives in England with her husband and three sons.

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