The Books

A Day with Dad

by Bo Holmberg
Illustrated by Eva Eriksson

One Potato Review

Magnificent. Try to ignore the blandness of the title, which speaks more to the modesty of these characters than the author’s aspirations. There’s a divorce somewhere in the background here, still this is a story determined to look at the simple, even ritual acts of putting something back together – a hot dog, a movie, the library – rather than lingering on whatever broke it. “This is my Dad!” blurts the boy to no one in particular on the train heading out. Unblinkingly hopeful.