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A contemporary felted creation celebrating Dad's many jobs from the co-creator of Cozy Classics.Being a dad is eleven jobs in one! This unique picture book for very young readers celebrates the many...
A contemporary felted creation celebrating Dad's many jobs from the co-creator of Cozy Classics.Being a dad is eleven jobs in one! This unique picture book for very young readers celebrates the many...
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  • A contemporary felted creation celebrating Dad's many jobs from the co-creator of Cozy Classics.
    Being a dad is eleven jobs in one!
    This unique picture book for very young readers celebrates the many jobs being a parent encompasses: A receptionist scheduling important meetings (for playdates), an architect designing buildings (or pillow forts), an inspector (of diapers!) . . . When Dad gets home from his day job at the office, he never knows which job will be waiting for him, but he knows it'll be fun!
    Each rhyming spread features intimate, familiar, comforting and humorous depictions of family life through a wholly original — and amazing! — needle-felted lens.

About the Author-

  • HOLMAN WANG is a lawyer who also finds time to make children's books. He and his brother, Jack, are the twin powers behind the board book series Cozy Classics and Star Wars Epic Yarns, which abridge literary and cinematic classics into just twelve words and twelve needle-felted images. Their unique artwork has been exhibited around the world, including at The Original Art exhibition in New York, the Bologna Children's Book Fair, and the National Museum of Play. Holman lives with his wife and kids in Vancouver, Canada, and is a board member of the Vancouver Writers Festival.

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  • School Library Journal

    June 1, 2019

    PreS-Gr 2-Mom works as a carpenter, but that is far from all she does! As a mom, she often works as a general, a curator, an archaeologist, a scientist, a Secret Service agent, a journalist, a zookeeper, a doctor, an actor, and a DJ. One job she does for her career, the others she does out of love. Dad is a manager by day, and a waiter, chauffeur, inspector, judge, computer engineer, librarian, pilot, architect, receptionist, and astronomer at other times. He does one job to pay the bills and the others out of love. These stunning similar, but stand alone, picture books set themselves apart from the crowd. The illustrations were created using an intricate process: First, the characters are carefully sculpted in wool and manipulated to show lifelike movement. Then, the figures are strategically placed in a movie-set-like with a scaled backdrop. Photography is then used to capture the magic. Each photo is a masterpiece in and of itself and will invite careful inspection. The championing of the efforts and loving dedication by the mom and dad depicted will make this especially appreciated by working parents who often wear a variety of hats. VERDICT Highly recommended for their masterful art and messages of appreciation and gratitude. Great choices to share at storytimes or as one-on-one reads for Mother's Day, Father's Day, or any day.-Amy Shepherd, St. Anne's Episcopal School, Middleton, DE

    Copyright 2019 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • Highly Recommended, Resource Links "[A] top-notch choice for both libraries and families. Highly recommended for library and personal purchase."
  • School Library Journal "Each photo is a masterpiece in and of itself. . . . Highly recommended for their masterful art and messages of appreciation and gratitude."

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