I used this book for a vespers service at my church in which I combined the topics of Juneteenth and Fathers' Day. The illustrations are colorful and well-suited to the poetry. The poetry (all by African-American poets) itself ranges from excellent to somewhat ordinary. I think it would make a wonderful gift for a new dad...of any race. Also good for kids in preparation for Father's Day.
I purchased this book for my great grandson because his dad is deployed. Although the book is too advanced for his age, he loves the pictures and he makes up a story to go with them. Anything that will help my sweet little great grandchild with his long wait for his dad is worth it. I love the pictures as well.
I originally got this book for Father's day to read to my students. After reading it, it really made me look at fathers a different way, and for those that are fathers in their children's lives should be celebrated.
I thought this book was very unique. It has poems about everything children notice in their fathers-from being a hard worker to a picky dresser. The illustrations are wonderful. I would recommend this book to anyone.