About the Book
The night Dad had a few cheeky ones after work, forgot the milk and tripped over the rubbish, Mum called him A Wild Thing and said "Don't mind me!" and spent the rest of the night on the phone . . .
In this hilarious, touching homage to Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, a tired and emotional dad finds himself drifting off to the place where the Wild Dads went. 'Now PARTYYYYYYYYYY!' he said. In a riot of headbanging, air guitar and table football he finds himself at the centre of a great escape, but pretty soon he begins to miss the place he left behind . . .
Lovingly illustrated by the award-winning Sholto Walker, this little book is the perfect gift for new dads – or any parent who's ever wanted to run away from it all.
My Take on the Book
When dad comes home late and lays on the couch, he takes a fantasy trip to a place where he meets other dads who are going wild. It is a place that dads can let themselves just go and have fun. As the story progresses though dad recalls home and wants to return. The return is sweet as his wife is taking care of him: he is covered with a blanket and she is making him some tea.
There are so many details in the illustrations . The facial expressions on all the dads' faces show the fun they are having, but then the facial expression on the main character dad shows too his love of his home.