Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

My Father Is Taller than a Tree

My Father Is Taller than a Tree

Joseph Bruchac
Illustrator:   Wendy Anderson Halperin 
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 7
Penguin, 2010   ISBN: 978-0803731738

Fathers and their sons find all kinds of ways to share time together. Sometimes they go for a walk together in town, stopping to have a drink in a café. Sometimes they work together, raking up gold and red leaves. Many fathers teach their sons how to ride a two- wheel bike and then they go for bike rides together.

Then there are all the wonderful things that dads do for their boys. They comfort them when they are sad, they listen to problems, and find ways to cheer up a boy who is unhappy.

In this wonderful tribute to fathers, we see thirteen father and son pairs, all of whom are very different. Though their situations and lives are diverse, all of the couples have at least one thing in common. All of the fathers and sons share a special connection and a close bond.

With a heartwarming rhyming text and Wendy Anderson Halperin’s delightful illustrations, this is a picture book that fathers and sons will enjoy sharing.