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Amazing Daddy by Rachel Bright

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An unashamed celebration of the hundreds of things that make dads amazing this is a funny, tender and even poignant picture book. Little Panda lists the ways he loves his daddy, and the whys. They’re the things that all dads do, sharing stories, rough and tumble play, piggybacks and having fun. Rachel Bright’s pictures and text will make this feel personal for each pair of readers, and adds some singular lines that make this feel extra special: ‘I’d like to be like Daddy, when I’m big and old one day, but the oldness that my daddy has is VERY far away’. This will be a hit on Father’s Day and every day thereafter. ~ Andrea Reece


Amazing Daddy by Rachel Bright

Join Daddy Panda and Little Panda as they spend a day together, sharing many special moments along the way. This laugh-out-loud bear hug of a picture book celebrates the special relationship between father and child in a story full of warmth, humour and love. The perfect gift to share with the amazing daddy in your life. From Rachel Bright, the creator of the bestselling Love Monster and the million-selling lifestyle brand The Bright Side, this book is the perfect gift for brilliantly amazing daddies everywhere. My daddy is amazing for a thousand different reasons. He's a year-round superhero, a daddy for all seasons!


A book to share for father's day ... and beyond with any dad like this ... With rumtytump rhyming text, old typewriter typeface and cosy scenes of comic father-and-child pandas, including a spread of 100 vignettes of knitting, kite-flying, cookery, football... * The Sunday Times * Full of warmth, love and laughter this is like giving a big bear hug wrapped up as a book * South Wales Evening Post * This would make a lovely present for a dad to share with his little one. It encourages discussion...and it also encourages hugs, since it's that sort of lovely book. Nicely gentle for bedtime reading, this is a sweet book all round. * The Bookbag * Warmth, humour and love abound in this tale of all that is best about fathers. The perfect gift to share with the amazing daddy in your life. * Parents In Touch *

About the Author

Rachel Bright

Rachel Bright is a writer, illustrator and printmaker; and the creator of the award-winning stationery and homeware range, The Bright Side. Rachel has written and illustrated several books for children, including Love Monster, and is the author of The Lion Inside, illustrated by Jim Field. She lives on a farm near the seaside with her partner, their daughter, a dog called Elvis and a cat called Superman.

You can read an extended biography of Rachel by clicking here.

10 Things you might not know about Rachel Bright:

She collects alphabets and hats and has a Nissan Figaro car which everyone says looks like a matchbox toy.

She used to be an air Hostess for Virgin Atlantic, when she got to visit Richard Branson's island of Necker.

She loves nothing more than getting all inky in the printmaking studio where she’ll often work super late, when there’s magic in the air.

She lives on a farm near the seaside, which she shares with her family, their dog Elvis and a cockerel called Herman.

She’s done zillions of different jobs before becoming an author and illustrator, including owning a landscape gardening business, being a life-guard and a TV extra (she was once taken hostage by Daleks in 'Dr.Who'). Her first proper boss was Samantha Cameron, now of No.10 Downing St.

She also runs an impressively global card and gift empire called ‘the brightside’ and occasionally practices her evil laugh.

She has hundreds of stories tucked away in her studio (an occasionally messy, converted caravan) which she can’t wait to turn into books.

She once won a week-long date in Tahiti, with ‘Man of the Millenium’ featured in Marie Claire magazine (and then spent a long time living it down).

She spent six years working as a copywriter in advertising, during which time she once had to dress up as a chicken.

She runs a really long way every day and has done loads of ultra-marathons all over the world, the most recent of which include the Atlantic Coast Challenge (3 marathons in 3 days) and the Midnight Sun marathon in the Arctic Circle.

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5th May 2016


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Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group


32 pages


Baby and Toddler
Father's Day

Picture storybooks
Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage)



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