Based on experiences from author Nari Hong's own childhood, Days With Dad is a heartwarming story of love and appreciation between a young girl and her dad, who uses a wheelchair.
Narrated by the daughter, the story follows an ongoing conversation between the two about the father's regret over what he is unable to do with his daughter because of his reliance on a wheelchair. But his daughter makes it clear that there's nothing to feel badly about. Whether they're sitting on the beach building a sandcastle or drinking hot cocoa and watching the rain, what she loves are the things they can do together.
"Hong’s soft, childlike colored-pencil drawings convey a strong intimacy on each page.... Disabilities bring limitations, Hong indicates, but not when it comes to a parent’s love or to time well spent." — Publishers Weekly
"Narrative repetition establishes a gentle ebb and flow: at the park, beach, and elsewhere, the father apologizes that he cannot do certain things with his daughter, and she responds that she doesn’t mind. 'Sweetie, I’m sorry I can’t go ice skating with you,' he tells her, as fathers skate with their children on the facing page. 'Don’t worry, Dad,' she replies. 'Ice fishing together is much more fun!' Hong shows them perched on stools, fishing through small holes in the ice, but the initial ice-skating scene speaks volumes about their relationship, too. The girl’s father may not be able to skate, but he can take her to the frozen pond, and he can lace up her skates." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Nov 7, 2017|
|Publisher||Enchanted Lion Books|