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#DadsRead Because Dads are Awesome

Howdy, folks!  We’re approaching Father’s Day here which makes today’s post a bit premature.  Then again, the concept of dads reading to their kids is for forever, not a single day.  You see Zoobean is launching this campaign in conjunction with The Good Men Project from June 2 – June 15, just in time for Father’s Day. It’s called the #DadsRead campaign and is designed to get dads reading.  Always a good thing.

I was asked if I wanted to do something in conjunction with this campaign.  Of course, I don’t have to go very far to find an example of a man reading to a kid.  I’ve got one of those.  One man, two kids.  So in honor of the campaign, here is the resident husband and one of the resident children and the many books they love to read.

And yes. This is just an excuse to show pics of my cute kid.  To say nothing of my cute spouse.

Reading Heads by Matthew Van Fleet

Reading Good Morning, Toucan by Dwell Studio
Reading the pop-up edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar
and the board book edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Reading Water in the Park by Emily Jenkins
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About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. Genevieve says:

    Great pix of resident husband and cute Baby Bird!

    Neil Patrick Harris, in his Tony acceptance speech last night, mentioned his twins and said he’s sorry he hasn’t been home to read to them at bedtime and as soon as the show is done, he will. The #Dadsread people should talk to him.

    • Elizabeth Bird says:

      I agree! I was so happy to hear him say that on national television. He apparently owns a townhouse not far from my apartment. I’m always vaguely hoping I run into him at the local playground. Dare to dream, eh?

  2. Thanks for mentioning us book-reading dads. We’re out there and we enjoy it! (Of course, my daughter is 13 now and wants to read with her Ipod, not her dad, but we had many happy hours together with those pages)

  3. So adorable! Of course, Dad’s reading to their kids are always heartthrobs in my book.

  4. Oops! Sorry for the incorrect punctuation. Should be Dads reading to their kids.