Me: What do you want to get Logan for Christmas? (please ignore the obsessive online shopping I've already done and the list I have of "age appropriate" toys in my hand)
Greg: I'm going to get him a book.
Me (Mouth dropped): A book? Really? Which one? (This man could not pick out a book. I'm the one with the degree in BOOKS. What if he picked out something with bad text layout or confusing pictures. All of my hard work...)
Greg: The book I liked when I was a kid.
Me: You only liked ONE book?
Greg: Pretty Much.
Well, Christmas morning rolled around and there under the tree was one perfectly wrapped book size present. (Yes, in my house my hubs actually wraps better than me.)
Inside the present? This little book
In Just Me and My Dad by Mercer Mayer, Little Critter and Dad head out on a full night of camping fun. (Leaving mom behind, loooove it!). They experience all of the joys of camping: picking out a campsite, fishing, cooking out dinner, and sleeping in tent as well as the evils of camping: sharing the campsite with snakes, tipping the boat, having a bear steal your dinner, and sleeping in a tent! It's an action packed night of daddy bonding!
One look at the cover of the book, and you'll know why my husband loved this-he's a full fledged fisherman! And.. turns out fisherman-daddy-who-only-read-one-book-when-he-was-little is quite capable of picking out a book that:
- has pictures that support and even enhance the text. And there are hidden extras-- like tiny spiders hiding on every page.
- has text that is simple enough for a toddler to understand yet makes a great early reading book. it grows with your child.
- has a highly motivating topic (as do all of the Little Critter books).
Do your kids have any stories they share with Dad? Or do you have any stories that remind you of your father? Let's share!