Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Father’s Day Gift Idea: Dad and Pop


For children of blended families there’s a new book out now called Dad and Pop. At the beginning you’ll find a young girl introducing her biological father and her stepfather in framed pictures. Even though the two dads have separate interests (“Pop wears boots” and “Dad wears suits”) and look different from each other, they’re both in the same boat in that they love her.

The author, Kelly Bennett, definitely makes the two men in the girl’s life total opposites. Illustrator Paul Meisel makes the drawings fun and engaging. For example, on one page where “Dad loves music”, he’s depicted enjoying a classical concert. On the opposing page it reads, “So Does Pop”, and shows him playing an electric guitar.

Overall, I think Dad and Pop gives a positive message to kids whose parents are remarried and since Father’s Day is coming up I think this would make a neat gift to give to dads and stepfathers. This hardcover book is published by Candlewick Press is $15.99 and is recommend for kids ages 4-7.

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