Father’s Day is around the corner and I have a selection of fabulous titles from Raincoast books perfect for celebrating with dad!
Commando Dad New Recruits: A Guide to Pregnancy and Birth for Dads-to-Be by Neil Sinclair
This essential guide to pregnancy offers everything the expecting father needs to know in the run-up to the birth, or deployment day.” Packaged like an army training manual and written in guy-friendly, no-nonsense military speak, it presents month-by-month overviews of the baby’s development, the low-down on pregnancy symptoms, tips for supporting the mom-to-be, a guide to prenatal care, and what to expect during labour and beyond. With expert advice, easy-to-follow information, and commentary from other first-time fathers, it’s the go-to reference for the dad-to-be who wants to prepare himself-mentally.
Tell Me a Tattoo Story by Alison McGhee, illustrated by Eliza Wheeler
A bestselling author-illustrator duo join forces to create a modern father-son love story. The father tells his little son the story behind each of his tattoos, and together they go on a beautiful journey through family history. There’s a tattoo from a favorite book his mother used to read him, one from something his father used to tell him, and one from the longest trip he ever took. And there is a little heart with numbers inside-which might be the best tattoo of them all. Tender pictures by New York Times bestselling illustrator Eliza Wheeler complement this lovely ode to all that’s indelible-ink and love.
Monster & Son by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Joey Chou
Romp along with parent and child yetis, werewolves, giant lizards, and more as they stir up some monster-sized fun! Readers big and small, young and old, wild and tame, will roar with laughter and take this book by the horns, teeth, and fur… discovering that monsters and humans aren’t so different especially in the ways they love each other.
Letters to My Dad: Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever. by Lea Redmond
This book of twelve letters (ten prompted, two blank) makes it easy for children of many ages-from tween to adult-to show Dad how much they care. Once filled out, sealed, and postdated, the letters become handwritten time capsules to give to Dad for Father’s Day, holidays, or milestone birthdays. When he breaks open the seals in the future, he will find a priceless keepsake.
Gator Dad by Brian Lies
New York Times bestselling author Brian Lies’s new picture book shows readers the wonderful—and often different—ways that children connect with their fathers. From seemingly mundane tasks such as grocery shopping to more active pursuits like a romp at the park and fort-building, a loving and playful father alligator shows his gator kids that the simplest pleasures done together can make for an incredibly fun day.
A Perfect Father’s Day by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Susan Meddaugh
Four-year-old Susie gives her dad her idea of the perfect Father’s Day: A fast food restaurant for lunch, feeding birds at the park, a ride on the carousel, the swings . . . they even top their day off with balloons! Eve Bunting’s tongue-in-cheek story is sure to resonate with the loving, exhausted parents of charming preschoolers. Susan Meddaugh contributes ample subtle humor to the reading experience in the details of her illustrations. This sweet treat of a book, in a new paper-over-board gift edition with foil cover accents, is the perfect story for dads and kids to share on a perfect Father’s Day.
One Canadian Frugal Mom Eh reader will win a Father’s Day Prize Pack from Raincoast Books (Prize Pack consists of 4 titles chosen from the selection in this post by the winner.). Open to residents of Canada 18+ and ends on June 15th at 11:59 pm ET. See Giveaway Tools form for entry and T&C.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!