Things to Do With Dad

Things to Do With Dad

Picture Book - 2017 | 1st ed
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When a little boy see a long list of chores on the refrigerator, he utilize his creative energy with a green crayon to transform time spent with his dad into a celebration of fun.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780763681463
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm


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Karen_Weber Sep 02, 2018

This delightful story of a father at home with his young son feels familiar and relate-able. Dad has a check-list of things he must accomplish during the day, but son has other ideas for the day that include hanging out with dad. They accomplish the to-do list together and turn bed making into pirate ships at sea, and cleaning dishes to bubble wars. It is charming, short on words and long on illustrations and sentiment.

coloradobuck Jun 13, 2018

mostly wordless, encourages interaction and thinking with the reader, to do lists are more fun when you do them together and make them more exciting.

ArapahoeStaff2 Aug 13, 2017

A fun, colorful story that features a father and son doing chores. I always love when a story features a special father/son relationship, and this one does not disappoint!

CMLibrary_rkimray May 04, 2017

What's a kid to do when Dad has a long to-do list and none of it sounds like much fun? Why just get your trusty crayon and edit that list! "Make the beds" becomes "Sail a pirate ship", and "Hang the laundry" becomes "Join the circus". I love the illustrations, which look like bright, colorful, scribbly drawings of a child. Also, the spare text gives readers lots of opportunities to talk about the illustrations as you read!

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CMLibrary_rkimray May 04, 2017

CMLibrary_rkimray thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 6


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