Dad Books

With the holidays fast approaching, here are some nifty books that you might want to consider for that favorite son or daughter of yours. What’s that? Christmas is over?


And I started this entry WEEKS ago. Guess that is what happens when you have another baby (now we have two girls, Maddie (4 years) and Juliet (5 weeks). Really, nothing gets done. It’s like moving in slow motion. So, I get a sentence in here, a word in there, slowly, methodically constructing my blog entry over the course of a month. More on this in a future post (can you say twenty-eleven)…

OK, so where were we? Oh yes, a fun book you should buy. Would make a nice gift for Groundhog Day.

There are currently several books on the market that cover the stay-at-home daddy world. Some of my favorites include…

The Daddy Shift by Jeremy Adam Smith
Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads by Gary Greenberg and Jeannie Hayden
The New Father: A Dad’s Guide to the First Year by Armin A. Brott

and a few books by Po Bronson.

But there are a scant number of children’s books devoted to the subject, which is what makes “Daddy Does The Dishes and other Daddy deeds” such a fresh and fun new addition to the world of parenting literature. It is cleverly written by Kori Reed, the wife of stay-at-home dad Mike Becker, and wonderfully illustrated by Kori’s sister Kendra Reed. There are two other books in the series, “My Daddy Can Touch The Moon” and “My Daddy is Supersillious”, with others on the way, all published by ReedFamilyBooks. Really, this book celebrates all fatherhood, not just sahd fatherhood.

Check it out!

10 thoughts on “Dad Books

  1. Paul says:

    Thanks for that list of books – I’ve been looking for some that cover SAHDs. Unfortunately the book by Kori Reed is £30 on Amazon UK!

    I hope there is another way of getting them over here.

    1. Mike Becker says:

      Just saw this post, and thank you for the interest. Please let me know a way to contact you directly and we will get a set to you.

  2. Jomama says:

    I love the “What Mommies/Daddies Do Best” book by Laura Numeroff. The book is 2 books in one. The text is the same for both sides, but the illustrations are PRECIOUS. One side is “What Mommies Do Best is…Bake a Cake, Teach you to ride a bike, sew a button on your Teddy Bear” Flip the book over to read from the other side, and the same list applies to “What Daddies Do Best…” but with different illustrations.

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