In Sean Williams’ playful and poignant audiobook, Girl Dad, a young girl imagines what it would be like if her dad were a girl. She envisions all the fun they’d have together going shopping, getting their nails done, and baking cookies – things she’s not allowed to do with her own father. This charming story encourages girls to explore what life might be like as fathers continue breaking down gender barriers.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for children who want to explore what life might be like if their dad was a girl.
- The story is playful and poignant, capturing the imagination of young girls
- Encourages girls to explore their own possibilities in life
- The audiobook narration by Sean Williams is charming and brings the story to life
- The cons of this book are that it might be confusing to some young children who are trying to figure out their own gender identity. It could also give them the idea that girls can’t do things boys can do, and vice versa
- This book may also send a mixed message in terms of parental roles. While it is empowering for daughters to see their fathers being more emotionally expressive and involved in traditionally feminine activities, it ultimately reinforces the view that men should be responsible for breadwinning while women take care of everything else
- Some people may find the title sexist or belittling towards dads
Learn more about the author
Sean Williams is a writer, performer, and educator. He’s the author of more than sixty books for young people – including The Rebellion Handbook: How to Fight Back When Things Are Tough (And They’re Only Going to Get Tougher) and its sequel, Beyond the Rebel Handbook), both from Viking Children’s Books. Sean also wrote and narrated Girl Dad, a children’s audiobook about what it would be like if dads could get pregnant too!
“I really enjoyed this story! I think it would be great for any child who has a question about what life might be like if their parent were the opposite gender.”
“This sweet story is a great way to show your daughter that anything is possible.”
“A heartwarming and delightful story that will have both boys and girls imagining all the fun they could have together if their dads were the opposite gender. Sean Williams does a fantastic job of capturing both the innocence and curiosity of childhood.”
“I really enjoyed Girl Dad. The story is creative and fun, and I think it sends a great message to young girls about the importance of empowerment.”