How to Cheer Up Dad Book
How to Cheer Up Dad Book
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How to Cheer Up Dad

Written and illustrated by Fred Koehler

Published by Dial Books for Young Readers


Publisher's Summary

A hilarious book about parent and child relationships for fans of Ian Falconer and Jon Agee–a perfect gift idea for Father’s Day and beyond!

Little Jumbo just can’t understand why his dad is having such a bad day. It couldn’t be the raisins Little Jumbo spit out at the ceiling or the bath he refused to take–after all, Little Jumbo’s dad knew he hated raisins and had already taken a bath that week! Luckily, Little Jumbo is such a thoughtful elephant that he decides to turn his dad’s bad day around with some of his–ahem, his dad’s–favorite things.

How to Cheer up Dad is a standout debut featuring a charmingly oblivious little elephant with serious pluck and staying power. It turns the parent-child roles upside down is a great book for dads and the kids who make them laugh.

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  • Age Range: 3-5
  • Pages: 32
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: January 1, 2014
  • ISBN: 0803739222
  • ISBN 13: 978-0803739222
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This book is hilarious. :) I love the raisins on the ceiling and that the little boy tries to help his dad feel better. I love the illustrations, too! More simple, but they do a great job of adding to the story.

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