This is My Dad
Published: March 2022
Author: Dimity Powell
Illustrator: Nicky Johnston
Publisher: EK Books $24.99
Format: Hardcover 24pp
Ideal for: 4-8 years and lovers of picture books
This is My Dad celebrates families of all shapes and sizes in heartfelt, beautifully illustrated story that parents and carers will love sharing with their children.
Most of the time, Leo loves Show and Tell at school. But when his teacher announces that next up is Tell Us About Your Dad Day, his tummy ties into knots and he tries to disappear into the corner of the classroom. His classmates can’t wait but all Leo can think is…’How can I celebrate someone I’ve never met?’
Leo is an only child living with hi monther, and has never known a father figure. His mother is his hero: as a children’s author, she spends most of her time battling monsters anc creating new worlds!
When Tell us About your Dad Day comes around, Leo worries that he won’t have anything to present to his class. After fruitlessly searching high and low for clues about his father, he realises that he already knows someone cool, courageous and clever – someone who’s not his dad, but is everything.
This is My Dad is a timely, important and heart-warming look at modern family dynamics. It highlights that families come in all shapes and sizes, and they are all worthy of celebration. With one in four children in the UK living with a single parent, and 90% of those parents being a woman, Leo’s family situation will resonate with millions of children, and will provide a valuable insight for millions more.