Did your dad used to be cool? Wondering what happened to his rock band playing, skateboarding days?

This funny and relatable story shows children how their parents are still cool after all, even if it’s not in quite the same way! Parents and children will both enjoy engaging with this book, presented in Negley’s unique style where words are minimal and the emotive illustrations really carry the story along.


Keith Negley is an award-winning editorial illustrator with a penchant for emotionally driven illustration. He’s been published in a wide range of major newspapers and national magazines, and is a frequent contributor to The New York Times and New Yorker. He lives in the mountains of Bellingham, Washington surrounded by rain forests and giant spiders.


This is a pretty special picture book that I’m sure will appeal to many dads, regardless of what their children think of them!

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