Friday, 29 May 2009
Dads in children's books
A recent Times article asks: Where are all the nice normal dads in children's books? The author, Damon Syson, found few role-model dads when he was looking for picture books to read to his young daughter, and thinks more books should reflect shifting gender roles and show dads doing more child care. To find books about fathers, you could use our theme index which checks the library catalogue for children's fiction on particular subjects. Recent examples include My dad is brilliant by Nick Butterworth (Walker, 2008) and Grizzly dad : why dads are great (even the grumpy ones) by Joanna Harrison (David Fickling, 2008).