Dad and Pop: An Ode to Fathers & Stepfathers
I have two fathers. I call this one Dad, and this one Pop.
Dad is tall and wears suits. Pop is bald and wears boots. Dad’s into gadgets and Pop’s into plants; one paints on easels, the other on walls; and they certainly don’t share the same taste in music! In this funny, affectionate ode to fathers and stepfathers, a young girl explains that while Dad and Pop may seem completely different, in one crucial way they’re exactly the same — they both love her.
For every child who is part of a blended family, Kelly Bennett's new picture book, Dad and Pop: An Ode to Fathers & Stepfathers, is an absolute must.
Dad and Pop is the super-sweet story of a young girl's life with her biological father--Dad, and her stepfather, Pop.
With brief, comfortable, conversational sentences, Kelly Bennett captures the child's accepting voice as she describes her blended family with a sense of pride and wonder. Illustrator Paul Meisel expertly captures the laid-back tone of this feel-good book with silly drawings littered with family photos, family outings, and fun family activities.
Five stars for this original look at blended families. This little book really packs a wallop!