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May 20 2020

My Dad is fantastic by Roald Dahl

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Illus. by Quentin Blake. Puffin, 2020. ISBN: 9780241430217. Board book.
(Age: 0+) Highly recommended. A perfect book for any Dad to read aloud to his child, My dad is fantastic is sure to become a firm favourite especially with the fathers who are reading it to their offspring. Quentin Blake's fabulous illustrations jump off the page, especially the one at the beginning which has Dad leaping in the air, cheered on by many happy children. Set against solid colours, blue, yellow purple, red and green, the reader is taken on a voyage of discovery about what Dad can do - he is so tall he can life a child over mountains; he makes a child roar with laughter; he tells amazing stories and will always stay by the child's side.
A robust, well-made board book, this will stand many readings and the rhyming narrative lends itself to being read aloud, time and time again. Beautiful words and ideas and gorgeous colours leave the reader feeling uplifted and happy.
A perfect book to have in a child's library and on hand to celebrate Father's Day.
Pat Pledger

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