Sunday, June 11, 2017


** A Geek Daddy received the featured product for free to review **

Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are was one of my favorite picture books as a child and it maintains a prominent spot on my children's bookshelf as well.  So my son and I enjoyed spending some time reading together a parody of this classic story that is devoted to telling the tale of running away from life through the perspective of a dad.  In this new adaption of the story, a tired and emotional dad finds himself transported to the place WHERE THE WILD DADS WENT.

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 spend the rest of the night on the phone 
with Debs from down the road.

 Just like the boy in Where The Wild Things Are, the dad in this story wishes to escape from the doldrums of life to a place where he can just have fun.  He finds himself transported to a fantastic world full of beer drinking, air guitar playing, and foosball bouts.  Pretty soon though he begins to miss the place he left behind.

Written by Katie Blackburn with illustrations by Sholto Walker, WHERE THE DADS WENT is a rompish tribute to Maurice Sendak's classic children's book written for grownups who themselves enjoyed Where The Wild Things Are as kids.  A humorous look at fatherhood, this book can be read together with a guy's kids showing them that dads can still have a wild side; but what they really want is to enjoy the comforts of home with their family.  WHERE THE WILD DADS WENT is a perfect Fathers Day gift that would also make a nice present for new dads or any parent who has always wanted to run away from it all.  It great sketches will remind you of flipping through a beloved picture book as a child and its script will make you chuckle.

WHERE THE WILD DADS WENT is available as a hardcover book or a digital Kindle download from

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