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A heartfelt and playful ode to the father-child relationship, by two-time Caldecott-medal-winning author Chris Raschka. King and Jester, Boat and Captain, Mountain and Climber… fathers and children are all of these things and more in Chris Raschka’s tribute to this familial pair. Each stanza presents three scenarios in which the father and child’s roles are subtly balanced. The pairs vary between stanzas, coming together in a visit to an ice-cream truck. With minimal text and maximum emotion, the book encapsulates Raschka’s own passion and nostalgia for being a father to his son. Ages 3-5.
28cm x 16.5cm
About the author:
Chris Raschka is the creator of many distinguished and award-winning books for children. He has received two Caldecott Medals for The Hello, Goodbye Window, by Norton Juster, and for his own A Ball for Daisy. He also received a Caldecott Honor for Yo! Yes? Five of his titles have been named New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books. Chris Raschka was the US nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2012 and 2016. He lives in NYC with his family.
Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500 titles in print. We work with the world’s most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, and illustrated books for children. Phaidon is headquartered in London and New York City.