Weekend Dad

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$18.95  $17.62
Groundwood Books
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6.6 X 9.5 X 0.5 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

NASEEM HRAB is a writer and storyteller. She is the author of Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend and Ira Crumb Feels the Feelings. Her comedy writing has appeared on McSweeney's Internet Tendency and The Rumpus. Naseem worked as a librarian for a time and now works in children's publishing. She lives in Toronto.
FRANK VIVA is an award-winning illustrator and designer living and working in Toronto. His first picture book, Along a Long Road, was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award and was named one of the New York Times' 10 Best Illustrated Children's Books. His other books for children include Sea Change, which was a New York Times Editor's Choice selection, Outstanding in the Rain and Young Frank, Architect. His art has appeared in the New York Times and on the cover of the New Yorker. He is a reviewer for the New York Times Book Review.


Viva's illustrations capture the abundant emotional subtext with simple but effective lines. Unsparingly compassionate; an excellent addition to the collection of books about separation and divorce.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
Hrab uses repetition ... to simply yet powerfully establish the family's new routine, while Viva's line drawings, in shades of green, yellow, and rose, gently twine the child's newly separate experiences of family.-- "Publisher's Weekly"
Separation and divorce are common, and this book is a great recommendation for any family dealing with them.-- "School Library Journal"
The sketchy cartoon illustrations are as simple as the story, which they reflect in this affecting story of a child of divorce.-- "Booklist"
Truthful and touching, this picture book sends the reassuring message that children can be deeply loved even when parents separate.-- "Horn Book"
Frank Viva's restrained hand-inked illustrations match Hrab's prose perfectly ... [F]or children - and parents - who find themselves navigating post-divorce realities, [Weekend Dad] will feel essential.-- "Quill and Quire"