GATOR DAD hits shelves on May 3rd!

from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 

"Gator Dad's energy knows no limits, and kids will love seeing how he tackles the everyday occurrences in life. . . this is great fun as a read aloud . . ."
—School Library Journal

Back in the 90s, I was a stay-at-home Dad.  I had wonderful times with our daughter Maddy, and I experienced every parent's frustrations and exhaustion, too.  I enjoyed braiding her hair.  Reading together.  Going on excursions into the wild (the woods behind the house).  But pulling the legs of tiny Capri pants over a Barbie doll's rubbery thighs was a nightmare.  

Back in the 90s, I was a stay-at-home Dad.  I had wonderful times with our daughter Maddy, and I experienced every parent's frustrations and exhaustion, too.  I enjoyed braiding her hair.  Reading together.  Going on excursions into the wild (the woods behind the house).  But pulling the legs of tiny Capri pants over a Barbie doll's rubbery thighs was a nightmare.  

Years later, and I treasure that time we had.  You can't buy the closeness I would have missed if I hadn't been an involved Dad.

Years later, and I treasure that time we had.  You can't buy the closeness I would have missed if I hadn't been an involved Dad.


DADS in ADS:  
I applaud folks who recognize that "being a Dad is more than just being a father."  I'm happy to see advertisers now embrace Dads as more than goofy stereotypes.  They get it.  Check out this ad from Toyota:


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A father shows love in many ways.  Sometimes it's in what he says, but sometimes it's in what he does.  Come along as a gator dad and the kids do nothing in particular. . . and still get a whole lot done together.  This book celebrates some of the inventive—and sometimes unorthodox—ways that dads do things!  These gators demonstrate an energetic and loving style of parenting, one that embraces each day to the very fullest.

 
Time to build a pillow fort.

Time to build a pillow fort.

 
 

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