This week for the These Dads Are Doing It Right series I wanted to share with you a few dads that have new books that showcases family. From sharing personal stories or talking about values and family you and your family will enjoy reading these books together. If there are any other dads that you think we should check out leave their name and info in the comment section below.
Michael Garner – Dad Showcases A Bond Created With Fashion
Celebrate the creative and empowering bond between a father and his daughter. You can in this picture book from the real-life creators of the blog Daddy Dressed Me. The story is the following a single dad’s sewing journey as he makes clothes to inspire his daughter. It’s Move Up Day for Ava and her kindergarten class, and Ava is chosen to recite a poem! She worries about remembering the words, but her daddy reassures her he will help her practice until she’s confident. But Daddy struggles with self-doubt himself when he decides to sew Ava a new dress. He does it for the occasion, but isn’t sure he knows the stitches and techniques. He wants to make her a one-of-a-kind creation. Find out what happens in this book.
Leslie Odom, Jr. – I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know
I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know is a touching and heartfelt ode. It is about the way Leslie and his wife, Nicolette Robinson feel for their children. The love they feel for their children never wavers. They share moments like when their baby is born. In addition, they share the good times and the bad. Leslie and Nicolette write about the silly moments to the warm embraces. Therefore they feel this love is bigger than what they can put into words. This beautiful book shares the bonds they form with their children.
Sean Jensen – The Middle School Rules of Mike Evans
The Middle School Rules of Mike Evans highlights the adversity Mike had to overcome in his childhood. In addition, it shows the impact of growing up in Galveston. It was was greatly affected by Hurricane Ike. The book talks about the devastating loss of his father. The book was written by Sean Jensen. He was born in South Korea. He was adopted and grew up in California, Massachusetts, and Virginia, mostly on or near military bases. Given his unique background, he’s always been drawn to storytelling. It is a skill he developed at Northwestern University. His passion for writing came as a sportswriter for the last 16 years, almost exclusively covering the NFL. Sean and his wife make their home in Minneapolis with their two children
Taylor Calmus – Dad and the Recycling-Bin Roller Coaster
A loving dad goes a little over-the-top as he tries to DIY the best day ever for his kids. In addition is comes from the viral video star behind Dude Dad and A Dude’s Guide to Baby Size. When Mom heads out for a day of shopping and self-care, Dad has an idea. He wants “the perfect opportunity for a spectacular, build-tastic, super-Dad plan.” Eager for his three kids to have the best day ever, Dad throws himself into build after build. He builds a leaf-blower-powered rocket ship and an ice cream truck with sherbet shooters. In addition each are more elaborate than the last. But one after another, the kids decline to play with Dad’s creations. Feeling dejected, Dad starts to put away his tools. To his surprise, his kids are finally able to tell him what they really want to play with him!