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Just Like My Dad [Board book]

David Melling
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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Book Description

6 May 2010

A book which speaks for what so many father / child relationships are about. A humourous, touching tale for anyone who has ever idolised their father - even if they are moody, lazy and good at pretending to be busy!

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Product details

  • Board book: 12 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (6 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340999845
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340999844
  • Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 16.4 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 128,012 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A celebration of the father/child relationship. David Melling's approach is affectionate and comic... (The Guardian)

This charming book ... had the whole family in stitches again and again. Enormous fun and a big hit. (Carousel, Issue 23)

Children adore his wacky illustrations and zany sense of humour (Your New Baby)

Praise for David Melling:

'lively illustrations of animals doing joyously batty things - making even our quietest toddler shriek with laughter.'


Boldly and beautifully drawn (Limited Edition)

Book Description

Have you ever wanted to be just like your dad? Well here is a story just for you!

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointing 12 Nov 2012
By Alex
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
Although this is a beautifully illustrated book, I was very dissapointed with it's content. Titled "Just Like my Dad" I was under the impression that it would be a flattering book which would be just right for my son who adores his father. Instead it portrays a rather fat, lazy and greedy "dad". Not the image I want to re-enforce in my son!
Sadly the "look inside" feature did not give info on more than the first page so it was not possible to judge the content accurately from it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A top class children's illustrator 6 Mar 2005
This book is a firm favourite in our household, the simple text and delightfully humourous illustrations make it a sure fire hit with our 20 month old daughter and myself. I have read this countless times at bedtime and it never fails to make us laugh.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not full story of paperback 29 Dec 2012
Format:Board book
We borrowed Just like My Mum and Just Like My Dad from the library in paperback and loved them - so we decided to buy both titles for our 18 month as a board book. However, some of the story is cut out for the board book which is a real shame, as the pages missing that are in the paperback version really made the whole family laugh. Apart from that, wonderful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely little book for daddy to read 16 May 2012
By naypo
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
This book is very sweet with comical pictures and captions of a lion cub being 'just like my dad' - whether it be that he has spikey hair, a rumbling tummy or lazying around!

I bought this for my husband as a birthday gift from our unborn baby for his birthday and his face lit up at the idea of the night time reads to come with these sorts of books. Although we haven't read it to a child yet, it definitely will keep any father happy and excited about reading it to their child.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and entertaining 8 Dec 2011
This is a great book that had me and my son laughing at the pictures and story! My son loves reading this and pretending to be a lion. The irony in how the lion cub thinks his dad is and what you see as an adult is also entertaining.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book 22 Feb 2010
A Kid's Review
this book is fantastic, the words are great but the picutres are just fantastic and funny. highly recommend and great for a father's day pressie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 3 Sep 2013
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
Fantastic book !

Daughter and I love it always makes her laugh !

Would certainly reccomend !

"when I am hungry my tummy talks, just like my dad"
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4.0 out of 5 stars Father's day gift 31 July 2013
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
This was a small add on father's day gift from my baby boy, and was a lovely gift and keepsake. My son mostly enjoys chewing the corners!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointment
We were very disappointed from this book. It does not interest my kids, or myself, and is left on the shelf by itself.
Published 9 months ago by sima
5.0 out of 5 stars Super sweet
I gave this to my child on Father's Day. He is a read-haired boy and we have always called our "baby lion" so this was a perfect present for him and daddy. Very sweet.
Published 11 months ago by Gloria from Tuscany
5.0 out of 5 stars Super cute!
It made a perfect gift, and is super cute! A must for any father-to-be, to create long-lasting bonds with baby.
Published 14 months ago by S. Eloi
4.0 out of 5 stars Father son perfect read
My son loves this book. My only issue? It's too short, with a few more pages of David's wonderful illustrations would be great!
Published 14 months ago by P Kewley
3.0 out of 5 stars A sweet, simple book
This book was a lot shorter than I expected it to be but it is still a lovely book for a new baby.
The illustrations are gorgeous and colourful so catches baby's eye easily.
Published 17 months ago by Velve
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Book
An adorable little baby book, which is a quick read with lovely illustrations. It has humour and wonderful sentiments. My son (15 months) always enjoys reading it.
Published 23 months ago by M. Block
3.0 out of 5 stars Lovely illustrations, no story as such
I ordered this for my 20 month old. Beautiful pictures and very sweet but there is no story and is very short. Suitable for a much younger child.
Published 24 months ago by Seph
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