It’s Great Being a Dad


Illustrated by Gina Perry

A gang of mythical creatures is roaming around a magical land having a great time, until Bigfoot gets his foot stuck in a tree trunk and Unicorn gets her horn impaled on a table and Robot’s saw-arm gets rusted into position.

But have no fear! Dad is there to fix things–even when a Sneaky Flying Alligator Pirate steals the Fairy Queen Ballerina Doctor’s wand.


A hilarious story about imagination, play and the best parts about being a dad.


Unicorn“Perry’s wide-eyed, brightly colored fantasy creations wonderfully evoke a pretend-play world where anything can happen but plenty goes awry, and Bar-el’s deadpan narrative delivers laughs on every page.” STARRED REVIEW

Publishers Weekly, April 2017 

 “Dad’s, fantasy play, and good behaviour: a great combination.”

     Booklist, March 2017




“The imaginations of our children are as diverse as their personalities. Whether they’re unicorns, Bigfoot, robots or fairy queen doctors, they all need rescuing from time to time. And the greatest one in the land, who comes to save the day, is Dad! Who wouldn’t want to be a dad?”

     Story Monsters Ink Magazine, March 2017

Loch Ness Monster


“This is one of my favorite books of all. It has a lot of characters inside, and they all get in funny, troubled situations. … Another reason why I liked this book is that it shows how powerful and fun a daddy can be.”

Kids Book Buzz, March 2017 (reviews by children)


Big Foot


“All in all, the words are funny, the illustrations are bright and attractive, and the story as a whole is incredibly sweet. Recommended.”

The Book Wars, April 2017


“As we read through and visit a panoply of characters … it slowly reminds us that all these creatures are children in a make believe world and all the strengths and abilities they perceive add up to the best super hero of all: Dad.”

     Resource Links, March 2017


“[A] very different kind of celebration of Father’s Day: one which revolves around a unicorn, a ballerina, and a helpful father . . . A zany set of encounters challenges even this special father in a fun story with unpredictable characters and dilemmas.”

     Midwest Book Review, March 2017