Pinky and Rex and the Double-Dad Weekend
A book review for parents
This humor book in the "Ready-to-Read" series by James Howe is published by Aladdin Paperbacks, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Books.
Pinky and Rex and the Double-Dad Weekend is written for kids ages 4 to 9. The age range reflects readability and not necessarily content appropriateness.
Pinky, Rex and their dads can't wait to visit the big outdoors together. Unfortunately, it rains all weekend. The four have fun anyway: They visit a cave, puppet factory, railroad museum, miniature golf course and reptile museum. They also rearrange their hotel room so they can set up their brand new tent and sleep in their sleeping bags. Everyone has a great time, but Pinky and Rex decide the best part was being with their dads.
Pinky's and Rex's dads maintain positive attitudes and a sense of humor even though rain thwarts their campout. They come up with creative activities so they can still have fun with their kids. They also seek the opinions and suggestions of the children as they revise their plans.
Other Belief Systems
If your children have read this book or someone has read it to them, consider these discussion topics:
- What kinds of things do you like doing with your dad (or grandfather, or uncle, etc.)?
- What are some things your dad does best?
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