Dad and Pop: an Ode to Fathers & Stepfathers by Kelly Bennett, illustrated by Paul Meisel (Candlewick Press, 2010)
It's Father's Day this coming Sunday, June 20th, which means it's a day for celebrating the wonderful and amazing men in the world, known to many as Daddy or Papa or Pop... There's that quote about fathers, that you may have heard before: "Any man can be a father, it takes someone special to be a dad." Author Kelly Bennett's website states that Dad and Pop is a "celebration of fathers - all kinds of fathers." Bennett goes on to state that her own children have two fathers - a biological father and a stepfather - and even a great friend they fondly call uncle. Bennett notes that when she was reflecting on how lucky her kids were to have so many wonderful male figures in their lives, she found the idea for writing the book Dad and Pop. As she writes, "it really doesn’t matter how a man becomes a father, what matters is love." Happy Father's Day to all of the fathers! Don't forget to wish your father a Happy Father's Day this weekend!
In this fun, brightly colored picture book, we follow happy babies enjoying a fiesta with dancing, kisses, singing, and hugs. And did you know? The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library is proud to host la Fiesta de su Biblioteca on the third Saturday of every month in the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, from 11:00 - Noon. Come and enjoy a fun bilingual English/Spanish program! Children of all ages are welcome. Crafts are made at many of the programs.