"Daddies can teach you how to ride a bicycle, make a snowman with you, and bake a delicious cake for your birthday..." and a few other things. This is more of a loose set of talking points than a story. The best aspect of the book is the illustrations, which present well-dressed Dads of various animal species.
Little Critter does a few things on a camping trip. Notably, L.C. stands by the fire holding a frying pan as a bear steals their fish. Lack of a theme detracts from the value of this story. What is the value for children in going camping with Dad? We never know, except that they are together.
Dad sleeps in absurd conditions, including outside in the very cold.
"Jason woke up. He heard a sound." Each time he woke he would find his father sleeping in a new absurd location: the bathtub, top of the fridge, and roof of the car. The story gets more absurd when Jason rescues his father from the -50 degree outdoors. There is a slight twist to the ending. ValuedMinds holds that valuable stories can be fun and have thematic value. This does not.
Though his son asks for the "truth" about the tooth fairy, a father explains that fairies used to exist, that humans and modern technology drove the fairies away, and that serious effort can make the tooth fairy real.
Gaby asks Dad (the author) to tell the truth: is there a tooth fairy or is it just parents? The author's 'truth' holds that fairies once existed, but vanished as humans gained control of their environment. Further, if one "tries really hard" to believe,the tooth fairy's voice still appears in parents' minds suggesting they provide small treasures in exchange for a baby tooth. Belief "must come from you, and you alone". Thus, Alexander urges fantasy and whim upon children, just as they are seeking reality and reason.