Looking for a special read, that includes a father figure? We are regularly asked for suggestions that include Dads and/or adult males in picture books, so we hope you enjoy our small selection:
Keith Negley captures perfectly the tender relationship between father and young son, still an all too rare feature in picture books.
A sensitive but edgy story that encapsulates all that’s great about dads everywhere.
Here, the father’s role is one of support and encouragement, as he too learns to let go and invites the bear cub to make his own mistakes and begin to make his own decisions to stand by.
A empathetically written piece of narrative coupled with warm, soothing illustrations which provide the perfect backdrop.
A subtle but powerful portrayal of a father figure. We follow a girl on a walk, with who we can only assume to be her Father, she stops intermittently to pick flowers on her travels.
Accentuating the ordinary and highlighting the enormity of small gestures
A father/son adventure which begins in search of the universe and ends in them both learning some invaluable lessons along the way.
In fact, the journey is more poignant than arriving at their ultimate destination. Ultimately showing that sometimes the biggest lessons can be learned when you least expect it.
Whilst not a main role in this enchanting story, the father nevertheless plays his part in what unfurls to be a magical adventure into the woods.
As Kikko follows her father’s footsteps in the snow to deliver a parcel, she comes across a hidden animal world.