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A Father Like That by Charlotte Zolotow
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A Father Like That

by Charlotte Zolotow

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A young boy shares with his mother his daydreams about the father who left before he was born.

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age: 5
Summary: The boy of the story does not have a father because his father died before he was born. However, he really wants to have a father, so he asks his mother about his father. Finally, he respects his father even if he has never met his father.
Source: Pierce library
  JGKN | Nov 1, 2018 |
A boy talks to his mother about what it would be like if his father was with them. He gives all these examples of what would happen if his father was there from going on walks to wrestling each other.
Ages: 3-5
Source: Pierce College Library
  LexusBowker | Feb 20, 2018 |
he dreams many things about what his father could be like. he only has imagination and curiosity
source pierce county library
ages 4-7
  shawntae | Dec 1, 2016 |
“A Father Like That,” follows the life of a little boy who lives at home with just his mother. Although the book does not specify if his father passed away or just is not in the picture, the story follows the little boy as he fantasies about what kind of person his father would be and the things that they would do together. Some of the things he imagines is playing checkers with his father before bed, and a father to be on his side whenever he needs help. By the end of the story, the boy’s mother tells him, that even though he may never find a father like that, maybe one day he can be a father like that for his own children. The illustrations are beautiful and realistic. The best part is that they follow a racially diverse family. I would recommend this story for students ages 4-8.
This book was found at the Pierce College Library. ( )
  CourtneyLBanks | Nov 30, 2016 |
this book is about a boy who only lives with his mother, but wonders what would be like to have a father. it hurts him that he doesn't have a dad. this book would be good for ages 4 to 6 maybe older. and i would use this book as a one on one. ( )
  NatashaBrand1 | Nov 19, 2016 |
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Charlotte Zolotowprimary authorall editionscalculated
Pham, LeuyenIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Shecter, BenIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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