When Dads Don't Grow Up by Marjorie Blain Parker

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An endearing celebration of dads who are young at heart

Just in time for Father's Day, this playful book follows four father-child pairs as they spend happy, silly times together, popping bubble wrap and watching cartoons and taking part in shoppingcart races. These are dads who aren't worried about looking goofy or getting their hair wet - dads who still remember what it's like to be little. Don't be fooled. They may look like grown-ups on the outside, But underneath they're just like you . . . Kids!
 

About Marjorie Blain Parker

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Marjorie Blain Parker (www.marjorieblainparker.com) lives in Denver, Colorado.Holly Berry (www.hollyberrydesign.com) lives in Waldoboro, Maine.
 
Published March 15, 2012 by Dial Books. 32 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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Parker invites readers to witness the following silly behavior: “When dads don’t grow up / they understand that shopping carts are for racing… / that clothes don’t have to match… / and that pancakes weren't meant to be round.” Alley uses pen and ink, watercolors and colored pencil to show an abun...

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These picture books celebrate the imagination, energy and love of fathers.

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Publishers Weekly

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These fathers understand how to have fun with their kids because they “remember what it’s like to be little.” They know that “pancakes weren’t meant to be round,” they “aren’t worried about looking goofy,” and “they love to mix up the words in bedtime stories.” Alley fills h...

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City Book Review

The pictures burst with energy and delight: a little girl launches into a flying tackle as her dad falls in the autumn leaves, a chair tips as a dad tries to catch a long toilet-paper pass, a flipper-clad dad chases his son through the sprinkler.

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