Great Job, Dad!

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'Great Job, Dad' by Holman Wang is a board book about all the jobs a dad has.  It features amazing felt dolls like he made for the Cozy Classics series.

A dad has many jobs.  Outside the home, he might be an executive, but at home, he is a waiter and chauffeur and a bunch of other jobs.  The book features many tableaus of dad at work, fixing tablets, checking diapers, resolving disputes.  The book ends with a short afterword showing the process to make this book.

The pictures in this book (and previous ones by Holman Wang), are what are compelling.  In this book, the details make the pictures really work.  The text is also a good reminder to kids of how hard parents work.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Tundra Books and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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I loved this.  I'm a big fan of Holman Wang's previous books and just adore his style of illustrating.  I love the message of this; I know in my house, my husband is just as big a part in the home life of my daughter as I am and it's really nice to see this reflected in a picture book (something I feel I don't see all that often).  Definitely one I'll be brining into my store.
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This is adorable!  The first page shows Dad at his dayjob, but all subsequent pages show Dad in all the "jobs" he does at home out of love - like be an architect of blanket forts, or be a waiter at dinner, or a backyard astronomer.  Very creative, and the time it took to make all the illustrations out of those felt characters is astounding!  I liked the little description of how he does it at the end.
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Holman Wang branches out on his own with this brand new board book series celebrating the unique and endless work and roles of Dads.  The detail, humor and description of the process create an inviting read for all.  Dad does a great job and does so much, is so deserving of this book!
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Authorstrator Holman Wang is my needle felting hero.  I like to dabble in the art of felting wool into adorable little creations, but Holman Wang takes needle felting to a whole new level.  In his new books Great Job, Mom! And Great Job, Dad! Holman Wang created the artwork in the book through needle felted scale models that were then photographed.  He has created to most beautiful and detailed sets, carefully planned and photographed in such a way to let the outside shine in when the art requires it.  In Great Job, Dad take a look at the librarian page.  The bookshelves he created look a whole lot like the ones at our home, full of some of our most favorite books.  See if there are any of yours!

Beyond the incredible illustrations these books are so great to offer children perspective on the things their parents do for them everyday.  Not only do Mom and Dad have careers they do during the day, they also have many different jobs they do at home with their children.  Not only is mom a carpenter, but she is also a scientist, doctor, DJ, and zookeeper.  Not only is dad a manager but he is also a waiter, astronomer, librarian, and pilot.  These books help give children an appreciation for all parents do.  The books also show mom and dad in ungendered rolls, as nurturers and career persons who both love their children.

These are perfect books to share with early years children to help them understand families and how families work together.
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This sweet story is a look at a father’s two job.  Okay, only his at home job taking care of his kids.  The rhymes are cute and sweet and the ‘illustrations’ are amazing.  Plus, I love how in the end the author talks about how he gets his illustrations, and even introduces the reader to some of the techniques her uses.  Pure gold.
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Received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Wonderfully artistic photographs (created with felted wool people and props) from the artists behind the 'Cozy Classics' series.  Great variety of non-gender-stereotyped activities for Dad to get up to with his kiddos.
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After reading Great Job, Mom! I felt it was only fair to read Great Job, Dad! to my granddaughter. She also enjoyed this one and thought it was funny for some reason. Her dad is a stay at home dad so I know he does a lot of the things in the book with his kids. Again, she didn't understand all the words such as chauffeur or computer engineer, but with the illustrations I was able to explain what each word meant. This is a celebration of fathers and all they do for their families besides their nine to five job. Each two-page spread has a gorgeous illustration and a two line stanza that is completed on the next page. The rhyming cadence is easy to read and makes for good pacing. The author includes some information in the back on how the illustrations are created. Each one is a work of art. If you have a child who is artistic, get them this book or its companion Great Job, Mom! to show them the art and allow them to learn about the process. I definitely recommend this to families as well and primary classrooms. The publisher generously provided me a copy of this book upon my request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.
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This is a sweet and simple book that provides creative artwork alongside an important message. While the dad in the book has an “official” job, each page shows the many hats a dad may wear each day. Be sure to check out the dad’s inspection job! Cute and sure to be a fun chance to talk about careers with young children.
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Wow! Great book with a good message of love and respect/admiration for dads and there different roles in a family but also an amazing work of visual work. At the end, we get to see how the author makes the «illustrations» and it’s a true artistic and patient work! Very original!!
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