- Publisher: Corgi Childrens
- Format: Paperback | 32 pages
- Dimensions: 229mm x 274mm x 5mm | 181g
- Publication date: 1 February 2010
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0552560065
- ISBN 13: 9780552560061
- Illustrations note: Ill.
- Sales rank: 6,154
My dad can wrestle with giants, eat like a horse, swim like a fish ...Can yours? This is a brilliant, humorous look at fatherhood from a child's point of view, from this multi-award-winning author/illustrator.
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Anthony Browne is the acclaimed author and illustrator of such prize-winning bestsellers as Gorilla (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award), Willy the Wizard and Zoo (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal). In 2009, Anthony was appointed Children's Laureate, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the world of picture books. Voices in the Park won the 1998 Kurt Maschler Award and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Anthony was also the winner of the 2000 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration. Anthony has also written the immensely popular titles King Kong (1994), My Dad (2000), My Mum (2005) and My Brother (2007).
"Inspired when he one day found his father's old dressing gown and felt instantly close to him, Browne wrote this lovingly illustrated tribute to a child's pride in his father. It instantly appeals: most children see their parents as superheroes even when their feats of heroism are simple everyday tasks" Junior "This is a perfect title for children to share with their dads. With a very minimal text and wonderful full page illustrations, this is a title that will warm the hearts of readers of all ages" Through the Looking Glass "The pictures are extraordinary and unforgettable and celebrate dads in a way few books do" Independent "For sheer illustrative wit, Anthony Browne is unsurpassed" The Times "Delightfully simple but visually impish" Literary Review