Make this Father’s Day extra memorable and find a book that the special man in the family can enjoy and keep as a reminder of his fatherhood.
This is a great book to give Dad on Father’s Day. Obviously written for young children, it nevertheless gives Dad a brilliant opportunity to sit and read with his toddler. This heartwarming story tells how strong and brave Dads are, from climbing the highest mountain to swimming to the bottom of the Ocean. All children think their dad is the best and this book encourages that feeling. Definitely one to make Dad feel extra special!
Random House Publishing
Price £3.99 available from Amazon
A charming story of little Susie who treats her Dad to the perfect day out. It’s soon obvious that all the special activites are Susie’s favourite things but her dad thoroughly enjoys himself anyway, not least because he is spending time with his daughter.
The simple story and colourful pictures make this a great book for Dads to cuddle up with their children to read. The message is clear, “A perfect Father’s day needs the perfect Father”. A feel-good book that will bring a smile to any Dad’s face.
One in a series of ‘Little Big Books’ including one for Grandparents and Mum, this book is full of special stories, rhymes and fairy tales to make you an expert in the things your parents knew. It includes simple activities to do with your child as well as easy but enjoyable recipes. Although American, this book would be a thoughtful and welcome gift for any Dad, regardless of how many children he has.
Price £12.22 from Amazon
Raising Boys: Why Boys Are Different – and How to Help Them Become Happy and Well-balanced Men
Author: Stephen Biddulph
An easy, light-hearted read, this book is written in a chit-chat style which
my husband really enjoyed. In 10 short chapters the author covers great everyday scenarios of male behaviour and offers explanations for why the human male behaves this way ranging from biological to hormonal to social.
Dads can relate to a lot of what is said on a personal basis, especially as the author is writing from his own experiences. This book covers everything from toddler tantrums through teenage moodiness and into adulthood.
A bit cheesy in places but this is more than made up for by the sound advice given by the author on coping with the little man in your life. Photos and comic cartoons add an extra dimension to the book as a whole.
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer:
How to Calm, Connect and Communicate with Your Baby
Author: Tracy Hogg
For any exhausted new dads out there, this book is a definite must-have. The
author is a mother herself as well as a midwife with over 20 years’ experience which she brings into this book. Hailed by some as a miracle worker, the Baby Whisperer shares shrewd observations and little gems of advice that even experienced parents might not have worked out.
Many Dads feel that they don’t have the same instinctive reactions that a mother has but this well written and easily read book helps you recognise what your baby wants. Possibly the most helpful and popular section is where the Baby Whisperer divulges her secrets for interpreting your baby’s body language, signals and cries.
With a quiz where you can determine your baby’s personality, including “Angel”, “Textbook”, “Touchy”, “Spirited” or “Grumpy”, the author suggests ways in which to handle each type. The book covers most topics in a sympathetic, reassuring style and is truly a beautiful book for Dads (and Mums) everywhere.
by Clodagh Foelster (with a little help from her husband!)