Archive for the ‘Dads’ Category

Just Like My Dad by Tricia Gardella

June 15, 2012 - 5:32 pm No Comments

A little boy loves being a cowboy and doing all of the things cowboys do, just like his dad. At the end of the day, when his dad is tucking him in, his dad tells him what a great cowboy he is going to be one day, just like his grandpa was.

How to Babysit a Grandpa by Jean Reagan

June 8, 2012 - 8:46 am No Comments

I love this book of a little boy and his grandpa spending the day together while his mom and dad are out. They make yummy snacks together (ice cream topped with cookies and cookies topped with ice cream), go on a fun walk while looking for lizards and dandelion puffs, build a pirate cave, draw and read. Grandpa even manages to sneak a little nap in. A super cute book and a great way to celebrate grandpas!

My Dad, My Hero by Ethan Long

June 6, 2012 - 2:33 pm No Comments

This is such a cute book and the illustrations are adorable. The boy in the story lists all the reasons why his dad is NOT a superhero (he can’t leap over tall buildings in a single bound, he can’t see through walls, he can’t run very fast, etc., etc.) but in the end decides that his dad is super and is a hero to him.

The 10 Best Things About My Dad by Christine Loomis

June 5, 2012 - 1:09 pm No Comments

Everyone probably has their own top ten list of things they love about their dad if they thought about it. This little boy knows what his are and they include a dad who reads bedtime stories, is a very good listener and likes to be silly. Maybe your little ones can make a Top 10 List for their dad this Father’s Day.

Tyrannosaurus Dad by Liz Rosenberg

May 31, 2012 - 2:58 pm No Comments

Tobias has a dad that’s like a lot of the other dads except for one small detail…Tobias’ dad is a Tyrannosaurus. Not only is he a Tyrannosaurus, but he’s a very hard working Tyrannosaurus, so he doesn’t get to spend as much time with Tobias as Tobias would like. Tobias would very much like for his dad to come and help on field day, but his dad is too busy and won’t be able to make it. Unfortunately, some tough kids show up to ruin field day, but guess who shows up just in time to make things right…

Blue-Ribbon Dad by Beth Raisner Glass

May 29, 2012 - 10:40 am No Comments

A little boy is counting down the hours until his dad gets home. He is trying to find just what he needs to make his dad something special so it will be done by the time his dad comes home from work. As the hours count down, the little boy is remembering all of the things his dad does for him: giving him hugs and kisses, taking him to swim lessons, packing his lunch, taking him to school and reading him bedtime stories. This is a cute rhyming story that would be a great book to help your kids celebrate the wonderful dad they have.

How About a Kiss for Me? by Todd Tarpley

February 14, 2012 - 1:09 pm No Comments

All of the things a child could kiss…a pig? A skunk? A mop? A snake? A bird? A mouse? Your little one will love all of the animals in this book and also get a chuckle from some of the illustrations. In the end, the little boy kisses his daddy goodnight which is a way better thing to kiss than a mop. :) A very cute rhyming story with a sweet ending.

My Side of the Car by Kate Feiffer

September 12, 2011 - 10:44 am No Comments

Sadie has been planning on a trip to the zoo for FOREVER and incident after incident keep postponing it. Then, the big day comes and on the way to the zoo it starts pouring. She insists that it isn’t raining on her side of the car even though her dad can barely even drive it’s raining so hard on his side of the car. I love, love, love the determination of this little girl to get to the zoo no matter what. (I see a little bit of myself in her as well. I have been known to ignore the obstacles in the way and power through even though common sense is telling everyone around me that maybe it’s not the best idea.) :) Maybe that’s why I loved this book so much.

Daddy Adventure Day by Dave Keane

July 18, 2011 - 10:00 am No Comments

I don’t think the daddy in this story expected Daddy Adventure Day to start at 4:15 in the morning, but sometimes kids are just so excited that it doesn’t matter what time it is. I also don’t think he expected to have coffee and hot chocolate spilled all over his pants during Daddy Adventure Day, but well, sometimes those things happen. I also don’t think he expected to come home with a foul ball from the baseball game they went to. Sometimes those special days we plan don’t go exactly as we had expected. Sometimes they turn out even better.

Birds and the Bees Books

March 30, 2011 - 2:42 pm No Comments

Bethany House Publishers recently sent me some books to review here on MommaReads. I was super excited to read them because I was hoping they would be a good stepping stone into “the birds and the bees” talk that is inevitable. What I really like about Jim Burns’ series in that there are different books for different ages. I have God Made Your Body for ages 3-5 and How God Makes Babies for ages 6-9. The first one talks about how everyone is made differently…different hair color, eye color, etc. It also talks about how boys have penises and girls have vaginas and introduces the concept of an egg and sperm and uses the term “making love”. The main message of this book is that each person is unique and special.

The second book talks about everything the first book talks about including safe touching and who should/shouldn’t be allowed to touch our “private parts”. As far as how babies are made, this book discusses how a husband and wife (note: not a man and a woman) make a baby is that the husband puts his penis inside the wife’s vagina. The book also goes on to say that “that might sound icky to you, but that’s okay” and goes on to assure kids that it’s a beautiful thing for married grown-ups.
This book also talks about how babies come out of a mom’s vagina and that babies are a lot of work. It also includes some pictures of cell’s dividing in the early stages of pregnancy and also a sonogram picture.
Both books are very well written.

Have we shared them with our kids yet? No, we haven’t made that leap yet, but I am glad to know that I will have a little help when we are ready.