Book Description

A day in the life of a seemingly hopeless, mistake-making dad, whose children know he is the world’s best dad after all.

In this light-hearted and cheerful story, three kids recount their funny experiences with the world’s most hopeless dad. He is a dad who balances looking after his kids and working from home. He’s clumsy and forgetful, and he makes mistakes, but he’s always there for them and ready to scare away monsters under the bed. At the end of the day, his kids know he really is the world’s best dad.

  • A story that showcases the loving bond between a father and his children with interesting mixed-media illustrations.
  • The silly day-to-day hijinks of a house husband are relatable, funny, and flip traditional gender roles to show one modern-day family scenario.
  • A perfect family-themed story for Father’s Day.

The Author

David Ling is a publisher of both adult and children’s books. He created the Duck Creek Press imprint in 2010 and is also the author of But What Did We Get For Grandpa? illustrated by Dick Frizzell and Why Do Cats Have Tails? illustrated by Stephanie Thatcher.

The Illustrator

Nicky Sievert completed a Bachelor of Fine Art through Massey University in 2005 and lives in Lower Hutt with her husband and two children.

Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Levels

Guided Reading Level: K

Grade Level Equivalent: 2

Educational Descriptions

Picture book, Story elements: setting; plot and character development, Point of view: siblings, Illustrations enhance meaning and tone, humorous tone, Comprehension strategies: identify cause and effect relationships, central message, and main idea and details, make text to self connections. Themes: love of a dad, family, working parents sharing responsibility, nobody is perfect, what is really important?

Interest Age: 3 to 7 years

Reading Age: 7 to 8 years

Hardback: $22.99 978-1-76036-090-0

Paperback: $15.99 978-1-76036-197-6

JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General

World rights available, except for Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US.

Book Details
David Ling
Nicky Sievert
21.0 cm in H · 25.5 cm in W · 36 pages
Release Date:
6th May 2024
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