In praise of dads of all sorts - everywhere!
Anthony Browne is the acclaimed author and illustrator of such prize-winning bestsellers as Gorilla (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award), Willy the Wizard, My Dad, Voices in the Park (winner of Kurt Maschler Award) and Zoo (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal). In 2009, Anthony was appointed Children's Laureate, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the world of picture books. Anthony was also the first British winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award, one of the highest international honours for illustration. His work has been widely exhibited and his books are published all over the world.
My Dad by Anthony Browne now appears in a paper-over-board miniature edition. Of the original, PW said, "With well-measured doses of hyperbole, sentiment and humor, Browne delivers an endearing paean to patriarchs." Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Inspired when he one day found his father's old dressing gown and
felt instantly close to him, Browne wrote this lovingly illustrated
tribute to a child's pride in his father. It instantly appeals:
most children see their parents as superheroes even when their
feats of heroism are simple everyday tasks * Junior *
This is a perfect title for children to share with their dads. With a very minimal text and wonderful full page illustrations, this is a title that will warm the hearts of readers of all ages * Through the Looking Glass *
The pictures are extraordinary and unforgettable and celebrate dads in a way few books do * Independent *
For sheer illustrative wit, Anthony Browne is unsurpassed * The Times *
Delightfully simple but visually impish * Literary Review *
PreS-Gr 2-As a small child catalogs his father's admirable traits, full-page chalk-and-gouache illustrations humorously portray a pajama-and-bathrobe-clad, round-faced man masterfully demonstrating each accolade. He is brave, resourceful, strong, happy, fast, big, soft, and wise. He dances, sings, plays soccer, and makes faces. He eats like a horse, and swims like a fish. This simple tribute closes with "I love my dad. And you know what? He loves me! (And he always will)." Browne has a winner here. The clever pictures have true child appeal. Single lines of text with lots of white space narrate the softly colored, energetic illustrations. Dad's brown-plaid bathrobe pattern is repeated in unusual items throughout (plaid toast, plaid fish, a plaid teddy), and his heroics are laughably tender, particularly when he sends the Big Bad Wolf out the door. A great tribute to fathers everywhere and a fine inspiration for children to create a "my dad" list of their own.-Beth Tegart, Oneida City Schools, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.