Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wednesdays with The Subversive Children's Book Club: Good Dads

I don't like to say it, but our world has kind of a paucity of good dads.  When you have one, you are a really lucky duck.  Our culture contains far too much that makes men feel entitled to walk away from or minimize their parenting responsibilities and this is a problem.  We need good dads.  In honor of Father's Day on the past Sunday, this installment of the Subversive Children's Book Club highlights books with good dads, a group of which the world needs more.  I am not really including the genre of books where a kid has a terrible flake of a mom and dad comes in and saves the day, because I am trying to think of times in real life when I have seen that happen...thinking, thinking.....yeah, no.  So not those.  Enjoy!

  • The Daddy Book by Todd Parr
  • Daddy Makes The Best Spaghetti by Anna Grossnickle Hines
  • Night Shift Daddy by Eileen Spinelli
  • Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover The Secrets of The Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Don't forget To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus Finch is the best literary dad, ever!