A Dad Who Measures Up (Hardcover)

By Davide Cali, Anna-Laura Cantone (Illustrator)

Wilkins Farago Pty Ltd, 9780958557177, 28pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2007



It's going to be a hard job finding a partner for a mom so unusual, but this little girl is determined to tryWhat makes a dad ideal? Is he strong as a superhero or handsome as a movie star? Is he intelligent or sporty? Or is he just good at jigsaw puzzlesand has lots of hair? One little girl is about to find out in this funny, charming, and ultimately moving story of her search for a dad who can measure up to the mom she loves. Together, she and mom draw up a list of all the things they want in a dad and place a notice in the paperonly to discover dozens of candidates lining up outside the house the very next day In the end, the successful candidate is a long distance from what they thought they wanted, but he's special tooin his own way. This immensely positive and entertaining book, told from a child's point of view in memorable rhythmic language, is for any child reflecting on what makes their dad so great. With the lightest of touches, and without any loss of entertainment value, it also tells the story of a quirky single-parent family's happy transition into a blended family.

About the Author

Davide Cali is one of Europe's most innovative and acclaimed writers for children. He is the author ofmore than20 illustrated books, including "The Enemy: A Book About Peace," "I Love Chocolate," "Mama Robot," and "Piano Piano." Anna Laura Cantone is an award-winning young Italian illustrator who already has more than30 books to her name. She has twice been selected for the Bologna Book Fair illustration competition. Her distinctively playful and innovative style of illustration involves the employment of several artistic techniques, include painting, drawing, and collage."