My Dad by Anthony Browne

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From the 2000 Hans Christian Andersen Medalist

In an endearing homage to dads everywhere, a boy describes -- and exaggerates -- the many accomplishments and feats of his father. Among the traits praised are his enormous talent for singing, his near-professional wrestling skills, his extreme bravery in the face of danger (he's not even afraid of the Big Bad Wolf!), and his ability to -- quite literally, in Anthony Browne's world -- eat like a horse. All of the pictures feature the lovable pater in his signature plaid bathrobe, adding a further comfy layer to a book whose ultimate message is "I love my dad. And you know what? HE LOVES ME! (And he always will.)".
 

About Anthony Browne

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Anthony Browne is a two-time winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal. His many children's books include Gorilla and Willy the Champ. He lives in Kent, England.
 
Published March 1, 2001 by Dk Pub (T). 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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With well-measured doses of hyperbole, sentiment and humor, Browne (Voices in the Park) delivers an endearing paean to patriarchs. He's all right, my dad, begins the young narrator, pictured only

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My Dad by Anthony Browne now appears in a paper-over-board miniature edition.

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Some of Browne's playful imagery is obvious: the plaid pattern of Dad's bathrobe appears on a piece of toast popping out of the toaster, and he assumes the likeness of a variety of animals as the child announces that ""My dad can eat like a horse,"" ""swim like a fish,"" etc.

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But the ultimate message of this book drives home an even more important point: Children love their dads and dads love their children.

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But the ultimate message of this book drives home an even more important point: Children love their dads and dads love their children.

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