- Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
- Format: Hardback | 28 pages
- Dimensions: 226mm x 268mm x 10mm | 381g
- Publication date: 1 August 2010
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0374351015
- ISBN 13: 9780374351014
- Edition statement: American.
- Sales rank: 130,284
From the 2000 Hans Christian Andersen Medalist In an endearing homage to dads everywhere, a boy describes -- and exaggerates -- the many accomplishments and feats of his father. Among the traits praised are his enormous talent for singing, his near-professional wrestling skills, his extreme bravery in the face of danger (he's not even afraid of the Big Bad Wolf!), and his ability to -- quite literally, in Anthony Browne's world -- eat like a horse. All of the pictures feature the lovable pater in his signature plaid bathrobe, adding a further comfy layer to a book whose ultimate message is "I love my dad. And you know what? HE LOVES ME! (And he always will.)."
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Anthony Browne is a two-time winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal. His many children's books include "Gorilla "and" Willy the Champ." He lives in Kent, England.
"A great tribute to fathers everywhere and a fine inspiration for children to create a 'my dad' list of their own." -Starred, " School Library Journal"