AVAILABLE AT AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE
By Sonya Annita Song (Author), Kate Fallahee (Illustrator)
Sonya Song, picture books, children’s books
My Teacher Dad is a zippy and zany rhyming picture book now available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indigo, and other online retailers.
What can you do when your dad doesn’t want to go to school? And he’s the teacher! Discover the lengths one boy has to go through with his teacher dad and the lively antics that follow in this rhyming picture book with rib-tickling illustrations and rollicking story told in fluid verses. Recommended for children ages 4 to 8.
“I don’t want to go to school today.
Pooh,” my teacher whined.
“Oh, not again,” I told my dad.
“I know you’re feeling fine.”
“Oh no, I’m not! My tummy hurts!”
Said teacher who’s my dad
While curling up into a ball
And making his face sad.
Recommended Age Range:
For children ages 4 to 8 years old.
Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite (5/5)
“Sonya Annita Song’s children’s picture book, My Teacher Dad, is one of those books that will resonate with anyone who’s ever dreaded getting up and going to school. . . . Song narrates her story in wacky and wonderful rhymes that will keep kids giggling and help new readers sound out new words. Kate Fallahee’s illustrations had me closely examining each panel with surprise and delight as I discovered a multitude of peculiar and very funny things lurking in every corner and under every bed. . . . This is one of those books that will be as much fun for the moms, dads and caregivers reading it aloud as it is for their young listeners. “”GET UP!” I roared. I know you’re fine!” Who hasn’t heard those words in that tone before? Reading My Teacher Dad made my day. It is most highly recommended.”
75 thoughts on “My Teacher Dad”
I’m glad it made you smile! 😊🌸
lol, very funny. And being a teacher myself, I am allowed to say: So true!!! lol
My sister is a teacher, my sisters-in-law are teachers, my brother-in-law is a teacher…I’m surrounded by teachers, and if there’s one thing they’ve taught me, it’s that teachers are people too! 😊
Yes, Teachers are people too! There are generations of Teachers in my family as well!
You two are a brilliant pair. Bravo!
Aww that’s so kind of you to say. Thank you very much! 😊💜
Cubby, your book looks great. Being a teacher for four decades helps me to relate. Being retired since June, I don’t have to saddle up for another day at school, but the memories remain vivid and sweet.
I am so glad you have sweet memories of your teaching career. I am really hoping to make both the little ones and adults laugh with this book. 😊
Well, now the kids are not cooing in this book, they seem to be more jumpy and ready to roll…let’s roll with them…tomorrow eh? And try not to forget🐒.
I will definitely try not to forget. It will be more a matter of depending on what time I sleep and get up the next day. I have a very erratic sleeping schedule.
I can understand…you are working so hard. The poems betray you
That makes me very happy! Thank you so much! 😊🌸
My pleasure. 💜
Fabulous. Just love it.
I’m so glad you’re enjoying it so far! 😊💜
Looking good Sonja! Marilyn had the preview up before I even woke up LOL ☺💐💖
Aww that’s so sweet of her. I really hope everyone enjoys this one! 😊💚🌸
You’re on a roll! 😊❤🌼
You’ll see how appropriate that comment is tomorrow. 😉
!!????????????????? Now you’ve got me too curious. I’ll be up all night Gee.
Thinking LOL There are wheels in the story, Hmm
Wow. Fab!!! :))
Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy the rest of it tomorrow. 😊🌸
This is absolutely a wonderful Book! Congratulations !🎉
I’m glad you think so! Thank you! 😊💜🌸
Most definitely! You are welcome!
What a great story. Thank you for it. 🙂
I will post the rest tomorrow. 🙂
I enjoyed the turnaround in this – clever premise of teacher-dad not wanting to go to school. Made me chuckle. ☺️
I’m glad you’re enjoying it so far! 😀
Very well done. You both.
Aww thank you very much! 😊🌸
You are welcome.😊
This is good, Cubs. I love that the kid is the responsible, parental one. I think kids will love that.
I thought Pirate Bear was next.
Sorry if I was misleading when I said Pirate Bear was “one of my next.” That one should be coming out hopefully in April? Hard to tell how quickly the illustrators will get things done.
How are things going on your end?
You should be sorry. Seriously? Stop apologizing for things. I’m happy you’re progressing with your career and your dream. I hope you’re the next Dr. Seuss and a whole generation of kids grow up memorizing your books. My Teacher Dad looks really good. I was just surprised because I thought you were preparing Pirate Bear next.
My end is not as good as it should be. The weather’s been cold and snowy. I haven’t been going on hikes. Oh… you mean writing. I’ve been sending out queries. I’m trying to do one per day. I’ve missed a lot of days. After our consultation the other day, I’m not sure if I should be pushing The L Squad or trying something else. I need to edit my adult novel. It’s probably too juvenile. That’s a joke. There’s death and swearing.
How are you feeling?
I think I’m done being sick. It’s no fun.
I think your writing style may have a better market with adults than with the 8-12 age range. But I can’t say for sure as I am not really sure what 8-12 year olds read these days. The best thing you can do is gather feedback from your target age group. When Bob’s Burger first came out, I found it to be way too vulgar for my taste, but the producers listened to feedback from the audience, and they were able to make changes so that now I really enjoy watching the show. Maybe something like this could work for you?
Sick sucks. I’m glad you’re finally feeling better.
You thought Bob’s Burgers was too vulgar, but you like Family Guy?
Would it be weird if I hung out at schools? “Pssst… Hey kid, you wanna read a book?” I wish agents would give me more than their general rejection note. “Your project is not a good fit for me at this time.”
Bob’s Burgers had waaaay too much toilet humor in the beginning. It was just gross. Family Guy never actually showed feces, that I know of.
Yeah, it probably would look weird if you hung out at schools. If you know any grade school teachers, that would be good too. And yes, what an annoying line from agents. Generic and completely unhelpful.
Hehe… Toilets. 🚽 There is that one episode that literally has a talking toilet. I get you. Too gross detracts from the humor. So, I guess South Park doesn’t work for you. Fart jokes, though. Those are grade A quality material.
It’s a good thought, but I don’t know any teachers well. I have a 5th-grade teacher’s number, but I haven’t talked to her in over a year. I think it would be weird to text, “Remember me? May I ask a favor?” Would that be weird? I chaperoned a field trip. I didn’t even talk to her that much.
I always get generic responses. The worst is, “After careful consideration…” When it hasn’t even been 24 hours.
South Park took me awhile to get over my inherent biases against the vulgar material to realize how witty and clever it actually is. I do still have to close my eyes at certain scenes though.
Have you thought about going to a writers’ conference? I’ve never been, but you might be able to get some good feedback from it.
South Park actually took me a while, too. Somebody had to convince me keep trying. Family Guy was the same story, different person.
I haven’t. I almost joined a writers’ group once. I was always busy when they met for months. Then I forgot. It didn’t happen.
You should maybe check them out a little bit more. There may be people with more experience with agents and querying there.
That’s a good idea. I’ll have to look into it more.
Is it unethical to edit a spam comment to make it complimentary?
It would be unethical if it was an actual reader who was giving their honest opinion of your writing. If it’s a spam comment, do whatever you want with it.
I wouldn’t alter a legitimate comment. I actually thought it was weird that it’s even an option. This comment was just a bunch of links and piffle about improving my website. I was going to make it a joke thing, but I don’t see it anymore. I guess it got deleted.
It is rather strange. After all, if someone doesn’t like a comment, they can just delete it.
I loved it! Very creative on changing the roles around. Anyone, regardless of age, can be a ‘child’ or an ‘adult’.
I’m glad you enjoyed it! The rest will be coming soon. 😊🌸
The second half will be posted in a few hours. 🙂
Great job and Congrats!!! Also love the illustrations.
Thank you so much! I will be posting the rest later today. 🙂
Laughing from the beginning 😄
I’m glad it made you laugh! 🙂
This would be such a good children’s book.
I hope so because it is a children’s book. 🙂
You did really well with it.
What a gorgeous idea for a story, so appealing to kids, who love nothing more to see adults acting as they might. Love the rhyme and the illustrations. You’re amazing, well done!
Aww, that’s very kind of you. If you have Kindle Unlimited, you can read the rest for free at Amazon. 🙂
Thank you, I would rather pay for a copy and support your work!! It really is a great story, so appealing to kids (and adults).
I am so happy you find the story appealing. Thank you so much for your wonderful support. 😊🌸💚
You are SO welcome 💛
You are not only a good story teller but a fabulous illustrator. Congratulations again
Hehe I’m not the illustrator, but I sure wish I was! Thank you Shantanu. 🙂
Oh. In that case Great collaboration 😊🌸
Oh wow! The illustrations are so catchy.