In 1910, a Father’s Day celebration was held in Spokane, Washington, at the YMCA by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas. Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there.After hearing a sermonabout Jarvis’ Mother’s Day in 1909 at Central Methodist Episcopal Church, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them. Although she initially suggested June 5, her father’s birthday, the pastors did not have enough time to prepare their sermons, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June.Several local clergymen accepted the idea, and on 19 June 1910, the first Father’s Day, “sermons honoring fathers were presented throughout the city
Harper Collins has all sorts of books for the young to the old.
Join Splat the Cat in New York Times bestselling author-artist Rob Scotton’s Splat the Cat: The Big Helper. When Splat’s parents give him a list of chores to do, Splat worries that they will take forever! But when Splat puts his mind to it, helping out becomes more fun than a pirate adventure. Before he can play his video games with Seymour, all his chores need to be done. But with advise from his dad his chores, can be more fun then hes ever thought.
‘Rock On, Mom and Dad!’ story begins when Pete would like to thank his parents for all the good they do to him, for all the love they gave. And given how special cat Pete is, and a way of thanks has to be special. Pete will decide to prepare one completely unexpected rock ‘n’ roll surprise, managing to full amaze his parents. Or it would seem so to Pete.
James Dean created a new entertaining and educating children book with his already characteristic style of illustrations, and given the extra content – poster, cards and stickers – ‘Rock On, Mom and Dad!’ is another recommended title for Pete’s fans. The old and the new ones.
The book is about a father left in charge of his two children when their mum goes off to a conference. But the first disaster strikes at breakfast-time, when they run out of milk. So it’s up to dad to trot down to the corner store for a refill . . . but he takes ages and ages, and it’s only upon his return that the children discover what took him so long.
A cute story about a father who goes out for milk for his children’s morning cereal and comes back much later with a wild adventure story explaining his delay. The Milk isn’t about anything so much as it is the joy of a good story, and if it’s all profoundly absurd, who cares as long as it’s a good story – and this is definitely a good story, as long as you can give yourself over to the anarchy and enjoy the wonderfully weird, insane ride.
All of these books are a great read for a daddy and his child. So cute I love the one about the milk.