Dad lovers and dog lovers will both delight in this buoyantly illustrated, tongue-in-cheek tribute to the traits these two species share - and why we adore them.
Dad pretends to be human, but the kids know otherwise. Between first-thing-in-the morning scratching, fetching the paper, snacking, lying around for hours, and even the occasional pit stop behind a tree, the evidence is clear. But so are their father's steadfast love and loyalty. Aren't those the best things about dads and dogs alike? Elizabeth Bluemle's amusing, affectionate text and Randy Cecil's delightful illustrations create the ultimate tribute to proud papas everywhere - an irresistible story readers will beg for again and again.
About the Author
Elizabeth Bluemle co-owns the Flying Pig Bookstore in Charlotte, Vermont, with stand-up comedian Josie Leavitt. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing for Children from Vermont College. My Father the Dog is pure fiction, she says, "This book is not based on my very own father, Honest, Dad, it's not."
Randy Cecil has illustrated many books for children, including LOOKING FOR A MOOSE by Phyllis Root, AND HERE'S TO YOU! by David Elliot, WE'VE ALL GOT BELLYBUTTONS! by David Martin, and MY FATHER THE DOG by Elizabeth Bluemle. He is also the author-illustrator of GATOR, about Duck's friend and fellow carousel animal. Randy Cecil lives in Houston.