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A Day with Dad

3.36 of 5 stars 3.36  ·  rating details  ·  44 ratings  ·  15 reviews
A child’s visit with Dad is a day full of quiet pleasures in a genuine, tender story many young readers will relate to.

Tim lives with his mom. His dad lives in another town. But today, Tim’s dad is coming on the train so the two can spend the whole day together — just Tim and Dad. Everywhere the pair goes — the movie theater, the pizzeria, the library — Tim proudly tells t
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 22nd 2008 by Candlewick Press
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Nausheen Ukani
Author Bo R. Holmberg creates a narrative that deals with a sensitive topic not very often exposed to young children—children dealing with their parent’s separation. In A Day With Dad, little Tim lives with his mom and his dad lives in another town. His dad comes to visit him, so they can spend the whole day together, just father and son. Tim is very happy to see his father and spend time with him, and the author makes it apparent that the father is also very happy to see Tim and spend time with ...more
A realistic fiction book about a dad coming to spend the day with his son. The parents are assumed to be estranged or divorced, and the little boy is excited to spend time with his father, who he never sees. It's a short story which presents itself well through pictures. The illustrations are heartwarming as is the text. The father and child are of an ambiguous race, which could be viewed as Caucasian or even a mixed child with an Asian father. The race is not a focal point of the story. This te ...more
Mersiha Canovic
A book about a child, Tim, whose parents are divorced and his dad comes to visit and spend the day with him. The illustrations are sad but it could be used to discuss divorce with children. It is another story that shows that all families are different. Good for K and up.
Tim waits with excitement for a train to bring his father, who lives in another town, then spends an entire day with him, doing all of their favorite things, until it is time for Dad to catch the train home.
Through Swedish author Holmberg and Swedish illustrator Eriksson's work, you can FEEL Tim's connection to his father.
Katelyn Patterson
Might be a good book for talking about divorced parents.
Puja Patel
This book is about a young boy who's parents are separated. He spends the day with his dad, but at the end of the day he goes back home with his mother. There will be all kinds of families in a classroom. The class should be informed of all the different types of families. This book will talk about separated families.
One of the better picture books dealing with the concept of parents that are seperated. A nice father and son story. I love the ending and how Tim can't see the train but tracks are still there and one they soon those tracks will bring dad back! Aaaawh, :)
This book is very touching and young students can relate to this book if they are dealing with divorced parents. I think this book is simple enough for students to easily relate to. This book can help students cope with this new transition.
This is a good book about divorce. It is a simple and straight forward story about a son and father spending a day together. It is not entertaining but has a purpose. Ages 3+
Lori Smith
This book could be used to relate to and discuss students whose parents are divorced. This is yet another book that shows that not all families are the same.
Tim not only enjoys spending the day doing fun things with his dad, but he proudly shows Dad off to everyone he meets.
"dads, split families, father and son, visiting, positive point of view, relaxing/calming illustrations"
Incredibly touching. Great book for children who may be in a similar situation.
Cute story but the pictures are kind of depressing.
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