Pê de Pai (D for Dad) by Isabel Minhós Martins & Bernardo Carvalho

Pê de Pai (D for Dad) by Isabel Minhós Martins & Bernardo Carvalho

I bought this lovely book some years ago in a local book fair while visiting a small town in Portugal. With Father’s Day approaching, I remembered this beauty recently.

It’s by the authors Isabel Minhós Martins & Bernardo Carvalho, published by Planeta Tangerina. It’s all in Portuguese and and I couldn’t find a copy available on Amazon. Strange that such a nice book is not published widely. I only found another book –  ‘Cuore di Mamma’ – by the same authors in Portuguese. Anyway, I took some photos to share with you – enjoy!

Pê Dd Pai (D for Dad) by Isabel Minhós Martins & Bernardo Carvalho

Dad Coat, Dad Airplane

Dad Sofa, Dad Engine

The text is very simple and you can just guess most of them easily without even knowing any Portuguese.

The title was tricky. You can figure out that ‘Pai’ is father, but I didn’t get straight away what Pê de Pai means. After very confusing translations from google  ‘Foot of Father’ or ‘Peach Father’, I finally realised it just means letter P of ‘Pai’, so it would be ‘D for Dad’. It seems obvious now, doesn’t it!

This dad can be anything a little child needs or wants – Dad airplane, Dad sofa, Dad doctor, Dad tractor, Dad ambulance, Dad ladder … Beautiful and simple concept, beautifully and simply illustrated.

Pê Dd Pai (D for Dad) by Isabel Minhós Martins & Bernardo Carvalho

Pê Dd Pai (D for Dad) by Isabel Minhós Martins & Bernardo Carvalho

Dad Tunnel, Little Dad

Pê Dd Pai (D for Dad) by Isabel Minhós Martins & Bernardo Carvalho

Dad Crane, Dad Tractor

Hope to see this book and more from these authors in English too!

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