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A Star from Kirkus!

How To Cheer Up Dad has nabbed its second starred review, this time from Kirkus, the notoriously exclusive review company. This is reason to celebrate! In Koehler’s picture-book debut, Little Jumbo repeatedly tries the patience of his dad but then does his best to make everything better. Before the story starts, readers know that Dad […]

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See You in the Funny Papers

The Lakeland Ledger did an awesome profile of Fred and the story of how How to Cheer Up Dad came to be. There are some great photos too! Check it out online here: Read the full article

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How To Cheer Up Dad Receives First Starred Review!

The American Library Association’s Booklist has given How to Cheer Up Dad a starred review in the March edition. Woot! Woot! The expressive illustrations set the tone for this story demonstrating filial challenges and ongoing love. From the book jacket onward, Little Jumbo, a lively young elephant, is into or on top of everything, including […]

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