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Children's Fiction Parents

Great Job, Dad!

by (author) Holman Wang

Publisher
Tundra
Initial publish date
Mar 2019
Category
Parents, Daily Activities, Business, Careers, Occupations
Recommended Age
3 to 7
Recommended Grade
p to 2
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780735264106
    Publish Date
    Mar 2019
    List Price
    $19.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781774880371
    Publish Date
    Apr 2022
    List Price
    $11.99

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Description

A contemporary felted creation celebrating Dad's many jobs from the co-creator of Cozy Classics.

Being a dad is eleven jobs in one!

This unique picture book for very young readers celebrates the many jobs being a parent encompasses: A receptionist scheduling important meetings (for playdates), an architect designing buildings (or pillow forts), an inspector (of diapers!) . . . When Dad gets home from his day job at the office, he never knows which job will be waiting for him, but he knows it'll be fun!

Each rhyming spread features intimate, familiar, comforting and humorous depictions of family life through a wholly original -- and amazing! -- needle-felted lens.

About the author

Contributor Notes

HOLMAN WANG is a lawyer who also finds time to make children’s books. He and his brother, Jack, are the twin powers behind the board book series Cozy Classics and Star Wars Epic Yarns, which abridge literary and cinematic classics into just twelve words and twelve needle-felted images. Their unique artwork has been exhibited around the world, including at The Original Art exhibition in New York, the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, and the National Museum of Play. Holman lives with his wife and kids in Vancouver, Canada, and is a board member of the Vancouver Writers Festival.

Editorial Reviews

One of CCBC's Best Books for Kids & Teens 2019
Featured on Book Nerd Mommy’s “10 of our favorite books that celebrate dads!”
PRAISE FOR Great Job, Dad!:

“Reading these books, which succeed in making a complex process look simple and natural, one can only tell the author, ‘Great job, Mr. Wang.’” —Imaginary Elevators

“[A] top-notch choice for both libraries and families. Highly recommended for library and personal purchase. Highly recommended.” —Resource Links
“The artwork in this tongue-in-cheek look at the many roles [dads] play in family life is certain to have readers poring over the pages.” STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews
“These beautiful books provide the chance to appreciate and talk about careers, caring and family.” —Calgary Herald
“Each photo is a masterpiece in and of itself. . . . Highly recommended for their masterful art and messages of appreciation and gratitude.” —School Library Journal

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