Bad dad, David Walliams ; illustrated by Tony Ross
I just love this book, very funny! my favourite part is when dad get’s put in prison, and escapes for one night in order to put the money that was stolen back in the bank!
I recommend this book for ages 7+
Reviewed by James from Brooklyn and Ridgway School , 11 years old
Father’s Day, a special day for celebrating our Dad’s, is coming up on September 4. In New Zealand, we observe Father’s Day on the first Sunday of September each year, although many other countries celebrate the occasion in either March or June.
Father’s Day allows us to recognise the important role father’s play and appreciate everything they do for us. A father doesn’t have to be biological either, it might be your step-dad, foster dad, uncle or friend that you want to celebrate.
Father’s Day dates back all the way to the middle ages (that’s over 600 years ago!), when people of the Catholic faith honoured fatherhood with a celebration on March 19th, the feast day of Saint Joseph. Father’s Day didn’t arrive in New Zealand until the early 20th century (about 100 years ago), when we adopted the tradition from the United States of America.
There are lots of ways families celebrate Father’s Day around the country, but giving gifts, enjoying a special meal together and letting dad put his feet up are a few popular traditions.
Have a think about the things your dad likes and get creative to make it a truly special day just for him. Does your dad enjoy the outdoors? You could take him fishing or go for a bush walk. Does your dad have a sweet tooth? Why not treat him to some homemade goodies. Is your dad a handyman? Create something crafty to show your love. Otherwise you might just like to spend time together!
Check out the library catalogue for loads of craft, cooking and activity ideas, or head over to the Kiwi Families website for more inspiration.
My Dad, by Anthony Browne
I like the book. its realy sweet and nice it has feelings and my dad’s like that to.
If you want to know what is so sweet about this book you should absolutly read the book.
Reviewed by Tulip from Newtown, 9 years old
Candyfloss by Jacqueline Wilson
It’s a great book!!! I love it!! 4 stars.
Review by Nina of Wadestown
Clean Break by Jacqueline Wilson
Clean Break is a book about a (chubby) girl and her family, and how her dad has a clean break! (For girls 6 and over) It’s fantastic and a bit scary. 5 stars
Review by Lily of Hataitai
Father’s Day Special
Hey guys, in two weeks we have a special Stories @ 7! Bring along your dad, grandfather or uncle for stories and games at Central Library Friday the 4th of September @ 7pm.
For more details check our website.