About This Series
“Free e-book of the week” combines two of my favorite things – Books and Free 😉 This is my way of nudging the hibernating (ahem! to be honest, almost on the verge of a coma) bookworm in me (and hopefully in many other parents out there like me) out of slumber and back into the reading habit. Through this series, I hope to introduce good e-books and authors to FertileBrains Readers and in the process re-ignite my and others love for books. I will be talking mostly about children’s books and parenting books in this series but may digress from time to time to include any other interesting reads I may encounter on the way.
Father’s Day Specials
Last time, I reviewed a children’s rhyming e-book by Author/Illustrator Sally Huss called “Moon Cheese” which is sure to spur the imagination of the young ones. This week, I am doing a quick review of four wonderful books as Father’s Day Specials for parents to enjoy reading with their children and for a change, focus the spotlight on the father-child relationship. I will be doing some traveling this week which means I will keep this post short and sweet (quoting summaries directly from Amazon), but rest assured, all these books are good reads for your kids.
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Fathers, Fathers Everywhere
From lions and frogs and sandgrouse and lumpsuckers and golden jackals to rheas, orangutans, penguins, marmosets, jacanas, wolves, seahorses, and children – all have fathers and they are worth honoring.
This is the primary focus of this children’s rhyming e-book by author Sally Huss.
Father Knows Best
When a problem came up, Jim Duncan called on his father to help clean things up:
“I live in a house with five noisy small kids and a wife who can’t find the pots and their lids. The place is a mess, a disaster,” said Jim said. “I can’t even find a chair or a bed. We’re crammed and jammed. It’s all quite a ruckus. Can you help me out of this ruckus that’s among us?”
This is the beginning of a tale and an adventure that Jim’s father takes him on to lead him to a very important discovery.
Author Sally Huss puts across another valuable lesson on fatherhood through this rhyming children’s book.
Watch Out For The Bears!
The man who looked after the weather said to his son, “Tom, it’s time you learned how to do my job. I’m going into town tomorrow and I want you to look after the weather huts.”
“I can do that,” Tom said with a smile.
So the next morning Tom waved bye to his dad as he got into his van.
His dad called out, “Watch out for the bears!”
“Watch out for the what?” Tom called back.
“The bears that live in the forest!” his dad shouted.
Tom shook his head.
Bears that lived in the forest!
He’d never seen any bears.
What was his dad talking about?
This book filled with fantastic imagination by Author Gillian Rogerson talks about what happens when we don’t listen to our fathers 🙂
My Name Is Not Alexander
“Good Morning Alexander,” the father said. “It’s time for breakfast, and then let’s play ball.” “My name is not Alexander!” said the little boy. “Then who is sleeping in my son’s bed?” asked the father. “I am Theodore, one of the greatest, grandest presidents who ever was!” “Well Theodore, park yourself here and save your energy for today’s game.”
So begins the day for Alexander, an imaginative little boy who explores the innovative men who influenced and shaped our world.
Travel through history with:
- Theodore Roosevelt
- Thomas Edison
- Chief Joseph
- Jackie Robinson
- Fred Astaire
- and of course, Daddy…
Children are storehouses of imagination and they dream big. This story by Author Jennifer Fosberry explores that and more!
Disclaimer: The book showcased in this series is available for free on Kindle at the time of publishing this post. However, FertileBrains has no control over when the book’s value changes or if the book goes out of circulation. It is solely at the discretion and ownership of the showcased book’s author.