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Father's Day With Fun Choices of Picture Books to Read with Dad

Updated on June 12, 2019
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Cindy Hewitt is a retired teacher with a passion for children's literature. Read-aloud stories add quality to a child's life experiences.

Animal Dads Love Their Children

Fun book for Father's Day reading
Fun book for Father's Day reading | Source

Celebrate Father's Day With Animal Dads

Hannah Holt's A Father's Love is a charming picture book and story to sit and read with young children on Father's Day. Reading with Dad and young children is a great activity to encourage bonding. Even animal dads love their children and Holt includes a variety of animal dads from around the world's animal kingdom to show that these animal dads are proud to show off their children. Love is definitely a part of the animal kingdom. Animal dads protect their children. play with their children, and nurture their children as they grow. Read along as a penguin dad protects his baby from the cold, a fox dad keeps his cubs safe, and a seahorse dad keeps his baby safe in his pouch until it is big enough to come out. An emu can even help hatch his babies along with Mom. Hannah Holt also includes an educational index of details about each of the animals in her delightful picture book.

Yee Von Chan contributes her talent as an illustrator with colorful and detailed illustrations of the environments that each animal inhabits and raises its children in.

A Father's Love was published by Philomel Books, a division of Penguin/Random House Publishing. It is recommended for ages 3-7 and has an ISBN of 9780525514206.

Charming and Colorful Illustrations Show Love from an Animal Dad

Penguin dad and his young one
Penguin dad and his young one | Source
Daddy lion and his young one
Daddy lion and his young one | Source
Daddy seahorse can carry his baby in his pouch
Daddy seahorse can carry his baby in his pouch | Source
Daddy emu can help with hatching his babies
Daddy emu can help with hatching his babies | Source

Classic Celebration of Pops from Seuss for Father's Day

Parents and young children will remember Seuss's Hop on Pop with fun rhymes about games to play with Pop. Penguin/Random House has released a new book from the Seuss collection for Father's Day this year. Dr. Seuss's I Love Pop! A Celebration of Dads is a fun choice for celebrating this special day and young children will be delighted with the opportunity to sit and read with Dad on his special day. All pops are caring, brave, and smart. Dads love their children in both good times and bad times. They love their children when they do things that Dad might not like. I Love Pop! A Celebration of Dads is written with short text and colorful illustrations that is typical of Dr. Seuss. Favorite characters from other books from Dr. Seuss are included in this new release. Dads would love to receive this delightful book from a child on this special day. The inside cover includes a space for a child to write To-------- and From----------.

Dr. Seuss's I Love Pop A Celebration of Dads is a publication from the Seuss collection with Penguin/Random House. It has an ISBN of 978-1-9848-4812-3.

Enjoy for Father's Day reading.

Fun Seuss Characters to Celebrate Dad on Father's Day

classic Seuss new release
classic Seuss new release | Source

Celebrate Dads in the Classroom With Reading

Young children in preschool childcare classrooms will want to celebrate their dads this summer when Father's Day arrives. Teachers who teach young children in childcare classrooms can plan activities to celebrate Father's Day along with reading picture books such as these two charming picture books. You might invite dads to visit the classroom to read with their children.

*Read A Father's Love in your group story time session. Call attention to the animal dads on each page that are caring for their little ones.

*Engage children in a discussion of why they love their dads. What kinds of activities do they participate in with their dads?

*Read Dr. Seuss's I Love Pop! A Celebration of Dads in your group story time session.

*Invite dads to visit the classroom to read with their children.

*Prepare a special snack for dads and their child to share when they visit the classroom to celebrate dad's special day.

© 2019 Cindy Hewitt


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