From A.A. Milne & Christopher Robin to Darth Vader: Picture Books for Father's Day

I've made a board on Pinterest where I am collecting picture book suggestions for father's day.  Some titles: The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish by Neil Gaiman and Night Cars by Teddy Jam (Matt Cohen), and When You Were Small by my shameless, self-promoting self.  Further suggestions always welcome.  

Here's a recording of  A.A. Milne reading from Winnie-the-Pooh in 1929.  

And here's a beautiful image of father, son and the toy bear named after a real bear named after a soldier's home town of Winnipeg.

Christopher Milne in later life wrote about how he was never terribly happy about having been the model for Christopher Robin.  A cautionary tale for writing parents, I've always thought.

Jeffrey Brown is onto a very good concept with Darth Vader and Son and Vader's Little Princess.  We've only read the first but it was pretty charming.  Here's the book trailer for it.

Finally, a shout out to book blog Read It Daddy and their campaign to get more Dads (and Mums) reading to their small people.

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there.  If you are still lucky enough to have a small child about the house do yourself a favour and read them a book today.  


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