When his son says "I m hungry," Dad says, "Hello, Hungry. Pleased to meet you." Before slicing a cake for dessert, Dad announces, "There s my piece. What s everybody else having?" Tell Dad your foot hurts? Read more...
When his son says "I m hungry," Dad says, "Hello, Hungry. Pleased to meet you." Before slicing a cake for dessert, Dad announces, "There s my piece. What s everybody else having?" Tell Dad your foot hurts? "No problem. You ve got another." How is he feeling? "With my hands." So when nothing s up but the sky, or when jumping in the shower sounds dangerous, it may be a good time to share this book with someone who doesn t need sugar because, well, they re sweet enough already."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-04-15
- Reviewer: Staff
Australian author Germein pokes good-natured fun at the kind of father who always has a corny quip or pun at the ready—much to the chagrin of his son (Jellett provides a four-step diagram of how to perform “the eye roll”). “My dad thinks he’s funny,” says the boy, who shares his spiky ginger hair with his progenitor. “When I tell Dad my foot hurts, he says, ‘No problem. You’ve got another.’ ” And it’s not just on the home front: “When people say, ‘How are you feeling?’ Dad says, ‘With my hands.’ When people say, ‘Would you like sugar?’ Dad says, ‘I’m sweet enough.’ ” Jellett’s mixed-media art includes cut-paper shapes and rough outlines, creating a fresh, extemporaneous style. Readers whose fathers are founts of one-liners will groan with recognition—and dads who don’t have a joke for every occasion will find plenty of ammunition. Ages 5–8. (Apr.)