Shopping with Dad
When the young girl in this silly story goes shopping with her dad, they've got quite a list from her mom. In addition to the regular groceries, they also need to get things like Weatherbread, Dangerjam, and of course Octopus Underpants. She's trying to be helpful to her dad, really she is, but sometimes trouble just happens. And even when she's trying to stop and just sit still, there's the little matter of a very big sneeze that starts all sorts of very big trouble.
The story of Shopping with Dad will be familiar to dads who've tried to go shopping - or just about anywhere! - with young children. Sometimes it seems that children can't seem to help generating chaos wherever they go, no matter how well-intentioned they are. Shopping with Dad treats this familiar situation with grace and humor through its fun illustrations and whimsical text. There's a deeper message here for fathers as well, because when everyone's looking for the culprit responsible for the big mess, it's dad who defuses the situation and brings everything back to normal again. Shopping with Dad is a fun book for kids, but also a reminder to dads to keep our cool and to face the trials of fatherhood with humor and compassion.