Wohnoutka, Mike Dads First Day Bloomsbury, 2015. $13.99 PICTURE BOOK
This is the
story of Oliver getting ready for his first day of school. His dad is there for
every step of the way. But when the big day comes, his dad gets a tummy ache,
and he doesn’t want to leave Oliver at class alone. After the teacher carries
him out, his dad goes home. Will his tummy stop aching? Will Oliver be able to
have fun without his dad?
this pictures are ADORABLE! However the story would make a better gift for a
parent whose child is headed off to school for the first time. I don’t think
there is even a slight possibility that a child will understand concept
presented here that the dad isn’t ready for his little boy to go to school for
the first time. That takes an adult/parent perspective.
EL(K-3) –NO Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School
Librarian & Author.