Well, if this doesn’t resonate with parents the world over, then we don’t know what will.
Weren’t we all cool at one point? Perhaps pre-children, pre-mortgage and pre-family wagon.
Even if it is a dim and distant memory…
‘My Dad Used To Be So Cool‘ by Keith Negley captures perfectly the relationship between father and young son, an all too rare feature in picture books.
With a striking graphical design, surprising fold-out spreads and an almost vintage-inspired palette, there’s not a lot you won’t enjoy about this fresh and original story.
As a young boy spots clues that his dad was indeed once cool, he struggles to believe the evidence.
“He seems pretty normal to me.”
As we take a wistful look back at his dad’s history, he fronted a rock band, rode a motorbike and got tattoos, so how has his dad ended up doing the vacuuming, folding laundry and driving a sensible family car?
In this sensitive but edgy story, Negley encapsulates all that’s great about dads everywhere.
And whilst dads may no longer feel cool, our children will always think we’re cool, well, for a while at least.
There isn’t a more perfect Father’s Day gift it’s a story that is truly unique and hits the nail on the head in impressive style.
One thought on “My Dad Used To Be So Cool by Keith Negley (Flying Eye Books)”
This is great! I love it when I see tattooed rocker types in stores trying to calm a crying baby while looking at organic baby food choices.I think they help out all fathers in the coolness department. I am a retired rock musician, I hope they come out with a grandma version of this book. Ha ha.Thanks for the review. 🙂