This week’s for the Dads Doing It Right series I am looking to showcase some dads who are also authors. From books about the holidays to books about getting ready to be a father these dads are sharing some amazing fatherhood stories through their writing. If there are any other dads that you think we should check out leave their name and info in the comment section below.
I’m Dreaming of a Brown Christmas – Steven Gray & Vernon Gibbs
I’m Dreaming of a Brown Christmas is a full color picture book and poem inspired by the lyrics of the classic Christmas song “White Christmas”. It is imagined through the eyes of a young African-American child living in the city. It is written and illustrated by cousins Steven T. Gray and Vernon D. Gibbs II. The words and images celebrate many of the wonderful brown things we all enjoy at Christmastime. Things like fresh-baked cookies, warm cups of hot chocolate, and a golden brown turkey hot from the oven. This book celebrates the many shades of brown skin the child sees on the faces of his family and friends. Order the book here!
Commando Dad – Writing To Help Other Dads Survive In The Wild – Neil Sinclair
Neil Sinclair is back with this briefing on how to inspire and entertain your kids in the great outdoors. Suitable for children aged 3 to 13, this illustrated field guide is loaded with dozens of activities, games and crafts for you and your troops to enjoy. In addition, you will learn how to build a shelter in the woods and share campfire stories. Next, you will learn to tie knots and make a hotel for creepy crawlies. These Forest School mission briefs will make sure your squad learns valuable skills, stays safe and has a lot of fun.
Daily Fatherhood: 365 Laughs, Truths, and Pick-Me-Ups for Every Dad, Every Day
Being a father brings incredible joy and laughter, but also worry and frustration. Therefore we know that every dad could use a pick-me-up reminder that he’s not alone. In fact, most dads feel the same way! With 365 quotes from dads and hilarious images of fatherhood in progress, Daily Fatherhood is the perfect gift for Dad.
Don’t Panic: All the Stuff the Expectant Dad Needs to Know – George Lewis
Dad and comedian George Lewis is here with all the seriously useful practical and emotional advice. It there to help keep you (and your partner) sane! From birth to pre-school, everything you need to know is here. In addition, there is inside knowledge and hilarious real-life stories from dads. After that medical professionals share exactly what it’s like to take your first steps as a new father. Fellow comedians Adam Kay, Romesh Ranganathan are in this book. They will get you totally prepared for the biggest thing to even happen in your life!