Each day is a grand family adventure with the fathers and sons in this lyrical picture book filled with lush illustrations.
A young son and his father trek through trees and listen to birdsong, dig for worms and go fishing, and enjoy the breeze sitting side by side, just like Pop Pop and Daddy did, years ago.
A heartfelt and hopeful tale that touches on grieving the loss of a loved one as a father and son recreate old memories and make new ones in a day-long hiking adventure.
About the Author
Pierce Freelon is an accomplished musician, producer, and educator from Durham, North Carolina. He is the co-creator of Beat Making Lab, an Emmy Award–winning PBS web series and is the writer, composer and co-director of the PBS animated series The History of White People in America, an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival. His Grammy-nominated children's music has been featured on The Today Show, NPR and MSNBC, as well as in Rolling Stone.
Based in Washington, DC, Nadia Fisher is a self-taught artist and illustrator striving to normalize inclusion in children's books and the illustration world. She wants children from all backgrounds to be able to see themselves in the books they read, and she strives to instill a sense of confidence and joy in them as well. When she is not drawing or painting, you can either find Nadia spending time with her husband and daughter, (probably biking or roller skating), or binge watching shows, documentaries, and movies
Praise for Daddy & Me, Side by Side
“…This potent, poetic story is complemented by Fisher’s.... delicate touch, conveying the small pleasures of the great outdoors as well as moments of sadness and the importance of giving oneself permission to sit with sadness. Tender and affirming, (Dad) lets the protagonist know that showing emotion is OK—a valuable lesson for young readers coping with grief.”—Kirkus Review