Dads Are Incredible by Simon Phillip and Dawn Lo

Dads Are Incredible – at a glance

The School Reading Lists’ five word review: A lovely celebration of dads.
Children’s book title: Dads Are Incredible.
Children’s author: Simon Phillip.
Children’s illustrator: Dawn Lo.
Genre: Rhyming picture book.
Published by: Little Tiger.
ISBN: 9781801044110.
Recommended for children aged: 3-6 year-olds.
First published: Paperback May 2024.
This children’s book is ideal for: dads to share with their child(ren) and for children to share with their dads! It will make a great Father’s Day/Birthday/Christmas gift!

Dads Are Incredible by Simon Phillip and Dawn Lo

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Our review:

Told in delightful rhyme, Dads Are Incredible by Simon Phillip and Dawn Lo is a celebration of all the wonderful dads out there. Heart-warming and funny, this book is a lovely read which recognises all the fantastic things about the relationship between a dad and their child.

Throughout the book, dads of all shapes and sizes appear, showing different interests and different emotions. The warm and diverse illustrations give plenty of opportunity for discussion about what dads are best at and what different dads might do.

Sprinkled with humour, the words within these pages will encourage children to appreciate their dads, whether they are ‘cuddly’ or ‘tough’, ‘serious’ or ‘silly’, or completely different to any other dad they know!

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Our verdict:

Dads Are Incredible is a beautiful book that celebrates the love between a father and child and is sure to be a favourite on every bookshelf.

Many thanks to Little Tiger for the review copy.

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Having been a primary teacher for over ten years, I have always been eager to engage children I have worked with in reading and to actively be a ‘reading teacher’ in the classroom and outside of it. I truly believe that a love of reading can unlock so many doors and I aim to continue to inspire children to read for pleasure for the rest of my career. | Reviews by Jen Radford