This children’s book is going to charm and surprise both children and adults!
The text and the illustrations are hilarious, while the message of the book has far-reaching implications for discussions of family and love.
The dad, a Napoleon Dynamite lookalike, in addition to his striking similarity to the cat’s appearance, is also shown partaking in many of the same activities as the cat, from drinking milk to taking naps.
The first read of this book is enlightening in terms of its content, but it truly deserves many successive reads, simply to revel in the detail of the illustrations and the variety of mediums Lam has used in crafting these amusing and colorful scenes.
Anticipate some thoughtful discussions after finishing this book with children.
Thank you to Owlkids Books and NetGalley for the advance readers copy of this title.
My Cat Looks Like My Dad – Written and illustrated by Thao Lam
Owlkids Books – Children’s Fiction – Release date: 15 April 2019