Thursday, June 10, 2010

Recommended reads for Father's Day

I wanted to share some good Father's Days reads and since we've got preschoolers and it’s what I'm reading these days they're picture books!

First is Just Me and My Dad by Mercer Mayer. I grew up reading Mercer Mayer and love sharing these simple, sweet stories with my little ones. They are written from a child's eye perspective and are just a fun, endearing read. I love Mercer Mayer illustrations, there's always little animals that show up on each page like the mouse and spider duo in these Little Critter series that are fun to look for and spot.

Next check out What Daddies Do Best (What Mommies Do Best) by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Lynn Musinger. Its a two in one book with one read starting in the front or is it the back with a story about Daddies and anyway then you flip it over and upside down and around and its a story about Mommies. I think that that's pretty clear, right? It’s a great simple read highlighting all the little things and times we cherish with our kids and they cherish with us. Each page is colorfully illustrated with animal parents and their kids.

Hope everyone has a wonderful upcoming Father's Day!


  1. Father's Day is just round the corner... i didn't realize that until i read this post. Thanks for the reminder... the books do sound interesting!!

  2. What a great idea, to post about children's books about dads! I don't remember reading any of those when my DS was little, but they look very sweet. I think we liked everything we read from Laura Numeroff.

  3. Michelle, You were certainly blessed with a dad who has such a strong faith. He sounds like a wonderful father!

    Your blog is neat; my mom is a retired librarian and I raised my kids with lots of books and readig. They still love to read!


  4. We have "Just Me and My Dad." My oldest loves it! Such a cute book. :)

    Thanks for linking up and sharing about your own dad! I hope you have fun "mingling" at the party. :)

  5. What a blessing it is to have such a special dad! I also grew up reading Mercer Mayer books... love them! :)


  6. Your Dad sounds like an amazing man! Just Me and My Dad is one of my favorite books! The girls love it too!

  7. loved mercer mayer when I was growing up. new follower.

  8. Awww, we love that Mercer Mayer book around here too! Thanks for great recommendations.