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    Distributor: Random House, Inc. Availability: On Sale Date: Apr 04, 2017 Carton Quantity: 24 $22.99 CAD
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It's Great Being a Dad
By (author): Dan Bar-el Illustrated by: Gina Perry
9781770496057 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 4 - 8, Grade (US) from P - 3 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dragons, Unicorns & Mythical Apr 04, 2017
$22.99 CAD
Active 9.31 x 11.06 x 0.34 in 32 pages COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT Tundra Books
A celebration of the best kind of dad: the kind that’s willing to join in the fun.

A gang of mythical creatures is roaming around a magical land having a great time, until Bigfoot gets his foot stuck in a tree trunk and Unicorn gets her horn impaled on a table and Robot’s saw-arm gets rusted into position. But have no fear! Dad is there to fix things—even when a Sneaky Flying Alligator Pirate steals the Fairy Queen Ballerina Doctor’s wand.

A hilarious story about imagination, play and the best parts about being a dad.

DAD STORY: This is the perfect book for all hands-on dads. Great for Father’s Day and all year round.

BRIGHT, APPEALING ART: Fresh, irresistable art from an exciting new illustrator.

MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURES: Unicorns, sasquatches and the Loch Ness Monster practically jump off the pages.

DIVERSITY ANGLE: Very diverse cast of characters (children once they take off their costumes!).

ACCLAIMED AUTHOR: Dan Bar-el is a respected and well-known author whose books are always well reviewed and receive many stars.

UNIQUE: Not your typical dad book.

DAN BAR-EL is an award-winning children’s author, educator and storyteller who has published chapter books, picture books and graphic novels. Over the past twenty-one years, he has worked with children ages 3 to 13 as a school age childcare provider, a preschool teacher, a creative drama and a creative writing teacher. Dan lives in Vancouver with Dominique, and Sasha, the best cat in the known universe.

Author Residence: Vancouver, BC

Author Hometown: Edmonton, AB

GINA PERRY graduated from Syracuse University, worked as a compositor in animation, and as an art director creating products for the scrapbooking market. Today she lives, works and raises a family in New Hampshire, where trees are the tallest obstacles to the sea. She likes yarn and table tennis.

Illustrator Residence: New Hampshire

Publicity: F&Gs for sales kits

School & library and consumer advertising

Featured title at major conferences: OLA and RFTLOI, ALA and BEA

National feature and review attention

NetGalley promotion

LibraryThing Early Reviewers giveaways

Pitch for Father’s Day

Father’s Day Card for trade show giveaways, Father’s Day e-card



Author Website: danbarel.com

PRAISE FOR Audrey (cow):

“Move aside Wilbur and Babe. There’s a new farmyard hero in town, and she has no desire to end up hamburger. In a multiple-perspective, documentary-like format, each animal tells its part of the story with terrific humor and personality….the many voices make the book an ideal read-aloud for a classroom and ideal fodder for readers’ theatre. Bar-el is also unafraid to engage in truly lovely descriptive writing. Part Great Escape, part Hatchet, part Charlotte’s Web, all wonderful.”—Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

“…[a] cleverly constructed story…. Bar-el creates a humorous chorus of perspectives, temperaments, dialects, and cadences….. Thoroughly charming….”—Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

“Animal Farm meets The Great Escape…. The back-and-forth among the characters is over the top…but Bar-el pulls it off with great charm. The result is purely delightful, as are Tatjana Mai-Wyss’s appropriately vintage-looking spot illustrations. The short first-person passages help move the story along, ending with a comedy-of-errors that culminates in Audrey happily living out her days at an animal sanctuary. Bar-el manages to gently and thoughtfully introduce kids to the concept of the abattoir while also underscoring that a farm’s very purpose is producing food. At its heart, Audrey (Cow) encourages kids to think even as it entertains - the mark of wonderful children’s literature.”—Starred Review, Quill and Quire

“This is no simple farm story; it is a powerful tale that takes a philosophical stance against today’s meat industry. Written in transcripts of interviews from the perspective of various animal and human characters, the book emphasizes the emotional reactions of those surrounding Audrey. These monologues give readers the opportunity to discern different perspectives about the same events. Readers must make conclusions and predictions about the events, weighing the relative reliability of the various narrators. A unique approach to a sensitive topic.”—Starred Review, School Library Journal

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