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My dad

My dad

Browne, Anthony, 1946-

Dad is as strong as a gorilla and as happy as a hippopotamus; he can wrestle with giants and jump over the moon. This very personal tribute to Dad (and to dads everywhere) praises fatherhood with the superlatives used by children everywhere

Paperback, Book. English. Children's stories.
All formats and editions (3)
Published London: Picture Corgi, 2010
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Available at several branches, see below.

  • (CFU) Fulwood – One available in JF Younger Readers Picture Book Childrens Library JF

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Details

Statement of responsibility: Anthony Browne
ISBN: 0552560065, 9780552560061
Intended audience: Preschool.
Note: Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2000.
Physical Description: [26] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Subject: Fathers Pictorial works Juvenile fiction.

Author note

Anthony Browne is the acclaimed author and illustrator of such prize-winning bestsellers asGorilla(winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award),Willy the Wizard,My Dad,Voices in the Park(winner of Kurt Maschler Award) andZoo(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. Anthony was also the first British winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award, one of the highest international honours for illustration. His work has been widely exhibited and his books are published all over the world.

Reviews

"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

Back cover copy

He's all right, my dad.
He's as strong as a gorilla
and as happy as a hippopotamus.
He's a great dancer,
a brilliant singer,
he's fantastic at football
and he makes me laugh. A lot.
But that's not all that's great about my dad...

A warm, hilarious, witty and very personal tribute to Dad (and to dads everywhere) by the ever-brilliant and inventive Anthony Browne.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE RIGHT START BEST TOY AWARD IN 2000