You'll Be a Wonderful Dad: Advice on Becoming the Best Father You Can Be (Wonderful Parents #1) (Hardcover)
You'll Be a Wonderful Dad is your practical and emotional guide on fatherhood in the lead up and months following the birth of a baby. Once a letter to a dear friend and quickly passed on from dad to dad, Ailsa Wild's warm and encouraging words of precious love and excitement have expanded into a beautiful hardback book to be shared on the parenting journey.
You'll Be a Wonderful Dad is a kind and important guide on how dads can be proactive in supporting their partners and family through the lead up to birth and new parenting: from practicing emotional labor and sharing the mental load to embracing play and connection. Complete with illustrations from Bernard Caleo, this is a must-read and perfect gift for new or expecting fathers.
Since writing her original letter, Ailsa has heard from countless families sharing what her words have taught them. Becoming a father is a time of love and learning, when sexism and gender roles can be frustratingly reinforced. But dads belong right in the middle of their families, experiences all the joy and messiness. It's going to be wonderful. You're going to be wonderful.
About the Author
Ailsa Wild was a professional acrobat and whip-cracker who ran away from the circus to become a writer. She is now an author, performer and creative facilitator with a history of deep collaboration. Ailsa is the lead writer of Small Friends Books (CSIRO Publishing), where she works with microbiologists, virologists and other scientists to translate complex science into award-winning narrative picture books. Her work has appeared in Meanjin, The Monthly, ABC online and #MeToo: Stories from the Australian movement. She has written two junior fiction series: Squishy Taylor and The Naughtiest Pixie (Hardie Grant Children's Publishing); as well as one book for adults: The Care Factor (Hardie Grant Books). She lives with her partner and son in Melbourne.
"This wise and compassionate guide to modern fatherhood
could not be better timed or more helpful. Funny, easy
to read and inspirational - I highly recommend it for
all fathers and fathers-to-be." -Andy Griffiths, bestselling author of The Treehouse Storey Books series
"This is such an important book! And it is so clear, positive
and gentle. All fathers, and their partners, will appreciate
having read it." -Thomas Mayor, author of Dear Son: Letters and Reflections from First Nations Fathers and Son