This book celebrates the loving, unflappable, occasionally embarrassing and ever-evolving father figure. Plucked from different cultures, places and moments in history, these men embody the everyday heroism that comes with being a dad.
From J R. R. Tolkien to Steve Irwin and Queer Eye’s Karamo, these blokes have taught us to stand up for what’s right, harness the power of imagination and laugh at ourselves even on our worst days.
Featuring charming illustrations from Michael Weldon, Hero Dads is a thank you to the dads who carried us to bed when we fell asleep in the car, who let us dance on their toes, who checked the wardrobe for monsters and who valiantly finished our pizzas when we couldn’t stomach another bite.
About the Illustrator
Michael Weldon’s work is some of the most recognisable of any Australian illustrator, and appears in numerous magazines including The New Yorker, Time, Rolling Stone and The Big Issue.