Ages 4 to 8 years. This heart-warming story reveals how a father is strong, brave, and can do anything. He can be playful and silly, help his son face challenges with confidence, teach him things only a father can teach, and is always number one for his boy. There are lots of wonderful things about Dad who is just about as close to perfect as a child can imagine. Children will delight in discovering the things father and son share and the answer to the boys tricky question. With rhyming text, happy pictures, suspense, and humour, this story is a charming read-aloud book for small groups and lap sharing. Appealing to the best emotions that kids have about their fathers, this story conveys a pleasing, childlike enthusiasm that will make a pleasant sharing experience.
Jane and Oliver Quartz combine strong scientific backgrounds with a gift for creative insight and sophisticated use of language. Jane, holds a Ph.D. from Yale and has years of experience in psychological research on children's development, cognitive functioning, and practical intelligence at Yale Medical School and Child Study Center. Oliver, with a PLS, M.A. from UConn, has been working in the world of exact numbers, computer terms, and hard science. Jane and Oliver have authored many books, articles, documentary prose, and whimsical poetry for both children and adults. They live in New England with lots of kids and books.