Sunday, June 17, 2012

Children's Book Review: A Perfect Father's Day

A Perfect Father's Day
Written by:  Eve Bunting
Illustrated by:  Susan Meddaugh
Published by:  Clarion Books, 1991

Susie plans a Father's Day celebration with her dad that's filled with all of her favorite activities. "A charming Father's Day offering that would be equally good reading all year long." -- Booklist

* Father's Day around our house is usually a laid back, relaxing kind of day.  The perfect day for my husband is spending as much time as he wants working outside on our cars.  He normally is too busy to spend the amount of time he'd like cleaning the cars, inside and out.  He also loves grilling so although I don't have the menu planned yet, he'll probably take care of the meat cooking!  This book was a good lead-in to Father's Day. The kids know that it's coming up.  My daughter already made her present a few weeks ago at her after school arts and crafts class.  In this story, Susie plans a perfect day out with her dad to celebrate Father's Day.  It includes lunch at some fast food type restaurant, feeding the ducks at the pond, and a trip to the park.....hmm, whose perfect day was this?!!!  I kind of led my kids to the conclusion that it sounded like Susie's perfect day!  But my husband agreed with the dad in the story and pointed out that any quality, "fun" time spent with the kids is his idea of a perfect day. 

Family Rating: 1 thumb up.

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