Monday, 16 June 2014

0 Doodle with Dad : Father's Day

Doodle With Dad
Celebrating Daddy Dearest with our Dearest things Books.

Doodle with Dad - Theme being Art.

Bubble Ink Book Picks : These are picture books which feature dad and/or those have art in them.

Beautiful Oops : Barney Saltzberg : A beautifully message and intelligently crafted book. When you think you have made a mistake, think of it as an opportunity to make something beautiful. The book lists all such mistakes and what creative and beautiful things they can be turned into.

The Dot: Peter Reynolds: A story of a girl who thinks she can't draw but her teacher believes she can. She starts off with one little dot which starts her journey as an artist.. A lovely read for any wanna-be artist. Self discovery!

Activity Ideas:
Beautiful Oops:

The Dot:

Friday, 13 June 2014

0 Dine with Dad : Father's Day @Bubble Ink

Dine with Dad:
Celebrating Daddy Dearest with our Dearest things Books.

Dine with Dad - Theme being Food.

Bubble Ink Book Picks : These are picture books which feature dad and/or those have food in them.

Every Friday - Dan Yaccarino - Story of a father-son who go for breakfast together every Friday morning - the book narrates their walk down to the diners. The book is beautifully illustrated to show how the father-son slow down their busy life, taking time off to watch things around and it ends beautifully to say "Can't wait for the next Friday"!

The Tiger who came to Tea : Judith Kerr - A beautiful story of a Tiger who comes for Tea and eats and drinks up everything in the house leaving neither dinner or anything in the pantry to cook a dinner up. The father frets not and takes the family out for dinner and shopping to buy Tiger Food.

Activity Ideas:
Tiger who came to Tea :

You can cook up a meal or go for a Saturday breakfast with the daddy - That counts too!

As always, not mandatory to read only Dad-child books , not mandatory to read only Food related book, not mandatory to read only with the dad.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

0 Date with Dad : Father's Day at Bubble Ink

Celebrating Daddy Dearest at Bubble Ink - Today we Date with Dad.

"Love you to the moon and back" - Guess How much I love you - by Sam McBartney and Anita Jeram - 

- If saying those words to your little one everyday is not enough, then go on a Book Date. 

Date with Dad picks from the Bubble Ink. The Theme is "Love".

1. Guess How much I love you. - by by Sam McBartney and Anita Jeram  - A lovely story featuring a father bunny and little bunny in which they tell each other how much they love each other. Every time, the little bunny stretches his arms or feet to show "This Much" - the father bunny goes higher, longer and much more than the little.a Father-child love that!
and the book ends with "Love you to the moon and back". 

2. Papa, Please get the moon for me. by Eric Carle - A daughter wants to play with the moon and the father sets out to get her the moon - Is he able to? How does he solve the problem - A lovely story that reminds us of all that daddies are ready to do for their children. They say, Don't call it lost till Mom can't find it. Don't call it quits, did Dad can get it for you, Even, The Moon Be it!

And if your birthday is nearing, this is an excellent read too
3. How many sleeps till my birthday by Mark Sperring and Sebastien Braun. A story of a father bear planning a surprise party for the baby bear and how the baby bear goes on tirelessly to ask How many more sleeps till my Birthday? - Lovely gesture that.
Read CuddlesAndReads' Review here on Divya's blog.

Here are some more that we shared for our "Daddy Dearest" during our 30day reading challenge.

Activity Ideas:
These are links from various sites across the internet.

Guess How much I love you

Papa, Please get the moon for me:

You could read any of your favourite books on this book-date with daddy. You could read your daddy's favourite too. You could read any book on love theme. You could read just about anything!!

There is a maximum of 5 points to be won for this theme.

It is not mandatory to read these same books or do the same activities. 

Reading any book gets you 2 points.
Reading a book either on "Dad" as theme or with "Date/Love" as the theme gets you 2 more points.
Doing any activity on any theme gets you 1 point.

If the dad does any of these with you, give him a Hi-Fi instead of an additional point!

Send us an email to with your reads as text or pictures or post on our FB Page post.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

0 Father's Day @ Bubble Ink

Bubble Ink celebrates Dad's Day with our dearest things, Books. We will read and share with each other books that we read, book or craft related activities that we do.

Date, Dine, Doodle and Dine with Dad!. For each of these these, we'll post book picks / reviews along with links from the internet for activity ideas.

Date With Dad:
Go on a book date with Dad. The theme is "Love". Read the book you love, a book about parent-child love,pets-love, toys-love anything, adventure-love, sports-love or just read anythings - as reading is all your love. Take your dearest book to Daddy Dearest to gain those extra points.
Eg: Love you forever , Guess How much I love you.
Also books like We're going on a Bear Hunt - which features the father going on a adventure with the family.
Activity idea: Make a card for Daddy.

Dine With Dad:
The theme is "Eat/Cook". Read any book related food. Cook a meal with him. 
Eg: The Tiger who came for Tea, Gruffalo is good too :).

Activity idea: Host a pretend play tea/dinner party along with your favourite book character. Cook up a dish for daddy. Create any craft around food theme. 

Doodle with Dad:
The theme is "Art". Read any book related to art. Make a doodle with him. Draw your favourite book character with him.
Eg: Beautiful Oops, Harold and the Purple Crayon, ish.

Doze with Dad:
The theme is "Sleep". Read any sleep theme book or any book at bedtime with daddy or a book having dads putting children off to sleep.
Eg: Ten, Nine,Eight by Molly Bang 
Interrupting Chicken by Erza Keats
Owl Moon - Jane Yolen.

The blog post for the day will detail the theme for the day and will include picture books featuring dads or which relate to the theme . It can occasionally include internet / Pinterest links with activity suggestions. Doing the very same activity or reading the exact books in the blog are not mandatory to qualify for the points.

1. It is not mandatory to read only "Dad" themed books, neither is it mandatory to read only with the "Dad". Like we always say, Just Reading will suffice.

2. Every day starting Wednesday June 11, a blog post and a wall post on the FB page will be made announcing the theme for the day. Books read/Activities done can be posted as a comment there or can be sent as an email. The comment can be pictures or simply mentioning the book and the activity. There is no time restriction to post or email. The contest will run till June 17. Any theme can be done on any of the days. Doing multiple themes on the same day is allowed too. If you are not doing that same activity as in the blog, it is easier to email the activity to us than looking for the right FB post. We would appreciate if you send email(s) for the theme. 

3. Each theme can win you a maximum of 5 points. 
Break up of points:
Read any book : +2
If the book is on the theme like Dining/Doodling/Dozing/Dating or if it is dad themed :+2
Do an activity around the book or the theme : +1

So a maximum of 20 points for the 4 themes mentioned above.
The points table will be posted on a timely basis.

4. The one who gets maximum points will win a Rs 200 flipkart voucher. International participants can opt for a equivalent 5$ voucher on amazon if available in their country or will have to go with the INR voucher. Indian residents can also opt for a book of their choice to be shipped. In case of a tie, a lucky draw will be done to pick one winner. Prizes are self sponsored by Bubble Ink and have no association with Flipkart. If the contest sees very inactive participation, Bubble Ink will decide not to give out the prize voucher.

5. The contest closes on 17 June 2014 and winner announcement will be made on or before 22 June 2014.