Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

My Dad Is the Best Playground

My Dad Is the Best Playground

Luciana Navarro Powell
Board book
For ages 3 to 5
Random House, 2012   ISBN: 978-0307930903

The children have had their dinner and taken their baths, and they are dressed in their pajamas. Then the front door opens and their father walks in, his arms open wide for hugs from his son and daughter.

   Dad swings his little girl in the air, and his son climbs up Dad’s back as if Dad were “a great climbing wall.” Dad and his children have a grand time playing all kinds of games. In fact, Dad is happy to be a bucking bronco, monkey bars, a seesaw, and a slid. Being a one-man playground for his children makes that time before bedtime special for all three of them.

   This charming board book captures the warm, loving, and rambunctious relationship that a father shares with his children. Little readers will enjoy seeing the games that the characters play, and will appreciate the way the story winds down to come to a peaceful close.