Product: The Father Who Had 10 Children
Category: Father's Day Books
Age: toddler, preschool, kindergarten, elementary
The Father Who Had 10 Children by Benedicte Guettier
"Once upon a time there was a father who had 10 children."
"Every morning he woke up
very early and cooked 10 breakfasts. He helped his 10 children put
on 10 little pairs of underpants, 10 little T-shirts, 10 little pairs
of jeans, 20 little socks, and 20 little shoes." The story follows
Dad through a whole day of before-work and after-work activities--including
a bath, dinner, pillow-fluffing, and goodnight kisses.
Every night, after
his children are asleep, he stays up late building a beautiful boat.
When it is ready, he leaves the 10 kids with their grandmother and
sets off "all by himself to sail around the world
for 10 days, or maybe even 10 months!"
The first morning that he wakes up on the boat, he mindlessly
starts making breakfast, with "10 little cups... 10 little... But
something was missing! He sailed right back to the shore. 'Ahoy, mateys,'
he called. 'Breakfast is ready!'" The kids all climb aboard
and together they set off to sail around the world.