Remember when you were a carefree singleton who had all the time in the wold to check out new food trucks, see your favourite bands live, or sleep in past 6am? The dad in Keith Negley’s beautifully illustrated new book remembers, and it’s filling him with nostalgia.
My Dad Used to be so Cool follows a father looking back at his motorcycle-riding, drum-playing, tattoo-getting younger days, and feeling palpably uncool now that he’s a dad. His young son thinks differently though, and that makes giving up his old life worth it.
Keith Negley is an illustrator known for his work in the New Yorker and the New York Times. His expressive, two dimensional perspective drawings perfectly express a son’s worship for his dad.
The perfect book for dads to share with the kids at bedtime, My Dad Used to be so Cool is available at the Book Depository.