$ 17.95Pre-Order from the powerHouse Arena Shop
Children / Family / 3-7 years
11 x 9 inches
Available April 2015
A vivdly illustrated day in the life of a little boy and his daddy, this charming picture book paints a gently ironic comparison of how the day unfolds for each of them.
The toddler is filled with glee as he tackles each new challenge, while the dad faces his day with a a more grown-up combination of perseverance and resignation–yet he finds himself inspired by his son’s open-hearted optimism. Spreads alternate between perspectives–the little boy’s excitement at driving his toy car around compared with his father trying to navigate traffic, for example. The tension is resolved by a transcendent final spread that shows what makes it all worthwhile. Comparable to Go the F*ck to Sleep in its unvarnished acceptance of the travails of being a parent, yet considerably more upbeat, Just Like Daddy is a perfect Father’s Day gift for today’s dads.
Ovi Nedelcu is the creator of the critically acclaimed comic book series PIGTALE. Ovi is also a character designer and story artist for clients such as Laika Studios, Dreamworks, Disney and Cartoon Network. Ovi majored in illustration at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Today he lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and kids, and when he is not writing and illustrating, he enjoys tending to his garden, pruning his fruit trees, and occasionally sipping a hot cup of home-brewed organic coffee in the early morning sunlight. Visit him at www.ovinedelcu.com.