Friday, June 19, 2015

Tad and Dad; David Ezra Stein

 Tad and Dad; David Ezra Stein
Nancy Paulsen Books - Penguin - 2015

I'm a huge fan of this author and illustrator's book "Interrupting Chicken".  When I saw this adorable new book last month, I immediately ordered (2) copies as Father's Day gifts for my son and SIL to read to their little girls.

Tad is a little tadpole, but getting bigger every day. Tad loves bragging about his dad and spending time with him.  Even at night Tad manages to find Dad's lily pad much more comfortable than where he's suppose to sleep.  When his dad asks why, he tells him he is afraid his dad will miss him.  As Tad gets bigger, the pad gets smaller and with Tads poking and croaking, dad can't get any sleep.  It isn't long before both Tad and Dad realize they really do need each other --even at night.

David Ezra Stein, is a Caldecott Honor Winner.  His talent shows in his ability to create engaging stories that kids enjoy over and over again. His watercolor and colorful drawings of the frog and tadpole as well as pond feature are delightful as well.

A funny, heartfelt story about family. Any proud dad would be happy to receive this book and enjoy reading it to their special little one as well.

5/5 stars


  1. This looks adorable, Diane! A perfect gift for Dads to share with little ones.

  2. Sounds adorable and the illustrations are too cute.

  3. Aww! Going to see if my B&N has it so I can pick it up for Father's Day!


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