“Ruiz illustrates in semitranslucent layers of color, offering shifting, seasonally appropriate color palettes. Particularly effective are reflections of the child’s imagination, such as a spread of father and child imagining “lots of pirate ships/ sailing in the bath,” amid a fluid spread of blue-green waves and miniature boats.” Publishers Weekly
A beautifully illustrated, stereotype-busting celebration of all the everyday things one child’s dad does to make him so wonderfully, daddish-ly awesome! From baking cookies and gardening to playing make-believe and watching the sunset, a child reveals all the simple yet wonderful things he loves to do with his dad.
With lyrical rhyming text and gentle illustrations, this is a joyous celebration of fatherhood which creates a special reading experience between child and father.
Marina Ruiz is a Spanish illustrator based in Cambridge, UK. She studied Fine Arts in Madrid then moved to the UK to study at the Cambridge School of Art where she graduated with a Distinction in an MA in Children’s Book Illustration. Marina creates small narratives in her images, creating genuine warmth in the interactions between her characters across every page.
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