A contemporary felted creation celebrating Dad's many jobs from the co-creator of Cozy Classics.
Being a dad is eleven jobs in one!
This unique picture book for very young readers celebrates the many jobs being a parent encompasses: A receptionist scheduling important meetings (for playdates), an architect designing buildings (or pillow forts), an inspector (of diapers!) . . . When Dad gets home from his day job at the office, he never knows which job will be waiting for him, but he knows it'll be fun!
Each rhyming spread features intimate, familiar, comforting and humorous depictions of family life through a wholly original and amazing! needle-felted lens.
About the Author
HOLMAN WANG is a lawyer who also finds time to make children’s books. He and his brother, Jack, are the twin powers behind the board book series Cozy Classics and Star Wars Epic Yarns, which abridge literary and cinematic classics into just twelve words and twelve needle-felted images. Their unique artwork has been exhibited around the world, including at The Original Art exhibition in New York, the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, and the National Museum of Play. Holman lives with his wife and kids in Vancouver, Canada, and is a board member of the Vancouver Writers Festival.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
At work I see lots of wonderful new books for kids, but sometimes something just jumps out at me. "Great Job, Dad!" arrived at my library today, and it grabbed my attention immediately. I love the way Holman Wang handles the subject matter--showing the father first at his paid job, and then with some of the many different hats he wears as part of his "job" of being a dad. The illustrations are beautiful--the characters are depicted with handmade felted wool dolls, posed with props and appropriate background for each scene, then photographed. The poses and situations look so realistic that I find myself forgetting that these "people" are actually made of wool. I find it hard to stop looking at each of the spreads and marveling at all the details, the creativity, and the beauty of the craftsmanship. I love very scene, though have particular soft spots for the kitchen, stargazing, and bedtime story spreads. I also really appreciate seeing Asian main characters who do not conform to the usual stereotypes (no slanted eyes, thank goodness) and whose heritage is just one aspect of the characters' everyday lives. The book includes a lovely "Behind the Scenes" section at the end, too...what fun to get a glimpse of the creative process behind these amazing illustrations. Holman Wang has a new--and very big--fan, and I can't wait to seek out more of his work!