Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day, Everyone!

I hope that you had a nice Father's Day! My father passed away at a young age at 48 years of age but I took my adopted father out to dinner. We had a great time! This was a delightful day for me. I couldn't let this day pass without including a Father's Day post!

Here are two Father's Day books that you might want to consider for next year:

A Perfect Father's Day by Eve Bunting and Illustrated by Susan Meddaugh

"I'm taking you out for Father's Day," Susie tells Dad. "First we'll go for lunch."
"Good," Dad says. "May I drive?"
"Certainly," Susie says.

"She chooses the restaurant, and pretty soon Dad can see that she's filled this special day with treats - treats for both of them!"

 This book is quite nice. It is a warm, cuddly quick read. Check it out from you local library for next year!


A Father's Day Thank you 
by Janet Nolan 
and Illustrated by Kathi Ember

This delightfully written and illustrated children's book describes how Harvey can't figure out what to give his father for Father's Day! This book makes for a great discussion on what Father's Day is all about. This will be a great addition to any family, school, and public library. This is a great read! You won't be disappointed!

"Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters" for Father's Day!

Written by President Obama and illustrated by Loren Long

I had to include President Barack Obama's "Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters" for Father's Day! Written by President Obama and illustrated by Loren Long

I loved this book! The pictures are gorgeous! We learn about various characters such as Georgia O'Keefe, Albert Einstein, Jackie Robinson, Sitting Bull, Billy Holiday, Helen Keller, Maya Lin, Jane Addams, Rev. Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr., Neil Armstrong, Cesar Chavez, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington 

"Have I told you lately how wonderful you are?
How the sound of your feet 
running from afar 
brings dancing rhythms to my day?
How you laugh
and sunshine spills into the room?"

Have I told you are creative? We learn about the great artist Georgia O'Keefe!
Have I told you that you are smart? We learn about the genius Albert Einstein!
Have I told you that you are brave? We learn about the pioneer who broke the color line in baseball, Jackie Robinson!
Have I told you that you are a healer? We visit Sitting Bull, the great Sioux Medicine Man
Have I told you that you have your own song? The great songstress Billy Holiday, sings the blues for us!
Have I told you that you are strong? Helen Keller is our example!
Have I told you how important it is to honor others' sacrifices? We visit with Maya Lin who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Have I told you that you are king? We see Jane Addams who fed the poor!
Have I told you that you don't give up? Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King the great Civil Rights Leader who taught us to never give up 
Have I told you that you are an explorer? We visit Neil Armstrong who was the first to walk on the moon!
Have I told you that you are inspiring? The great leader Cesar Chavez who led the farm workers!
Have I told you that you are part of a family? President Lincoln who freed the slaves and brought the nation together!
Have I told you to be proud to be American? Our first president was George Washington. He believed and liberty and ... you fill in the rest!

I will let you see and read how this wonderful book ends!

This well written creatively designed book is a must read for all children... Adults will enjoy this also!

When you tell children that they can... and give them hope..... They will start to believe and internalize that they can! Remember!!!!!!!!!!!!! Success breeds success!

If more children were given this book and reminded of these great people, they would have better achievement in schools!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Parents, your children need this book!

I recommend this book for all home, school, and public libraries!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Reading!!!!!!!!!!!!

Until the next time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A children's book a day, keeps the scary monster away!

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