Weekend Dad

Weekend Dad

Book - 2020
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""This home is home because my dad is here, and it's nothing like home because my mom isn't here," thinks the boy in this story when he enters his dad's new apartment for the first time. His dad moved out on Monday and now it's Friday night, the start of his weekend with his dad. The boy and his dad follow their normal weekend routine -- they eat eggs for breakfast, play cards and spend time at the park. And then they do the same things on Sunday. It is hard to say goodbye at the end of the weekend, but Dad gives his son a letter to remind him that, even if they can't always be together, the boy is loved. Naseem Hrab has written a poignant yet hopeful story, strikingly illustrated in Frank Viva's signature style, about what happens when parents separate, and the new reality of having two homes."--
Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2020
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781773061085
Branch Call Number: je Hrab *
Additional Contributors: Viva, Frank


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DBRL_JessicaS Feb 23, 2021

A young boy's parents decide to separate. The dad moves about a forty-five minute bus ride away. The boy is unsure how this will affect his life. He's not used to his parents living in two different places and having two homes. It's a hard transition at first, in a new place with no furniture. However, the boy's dad assures him that he is still loved, that this is what is best for them, and that they will grow into their new lifestyle.

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