The Dad Library
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I like the idea of extending the concept of a library to a place where dads can be borrowed and changed like books. Joseph in the story, being cared for by a less than perfect edition while mum is in hospital, is certainly keen to make the most of his discovery, taking the opportunity to borrow, amongst others, an 'Organiser Dad' and a 'Clever Dad'. The problem comes when he needs to reclaim his own first edition who has accidentally become part of the loan stock. But all is well that ends well and we leave father and son pondering the possibilities of a Child Library. A fun story to read aloud with sixes or sevens and its humour and sheer dottiness should keep those confident enough to go solo turning its 96 pages and smiling along the way at Archbold's line drawings which have more than a hint of Quentin Blake about them.