Cool Dad Job: Artist and Illustrator
Cool Dad Vibe: Kindergarten Crush
Cool Dad Bona Fides: Ten million kids can’t be wrong. That’s how many picture books Oliver Jeffers has sold and seemingly how many awards he has won for his work. He’s also had his art exhibited around the world and co-directed a music video and helped art direct for U2. Still, Jeffers is best known for his books. His most recent effort, Here We Are, was written in the first two months of his son’s life. Here We Are is billed as a guide to living on planet earth, an ambitious subject for any author, but one that Jeffers strips down in his vivid illustrations and sparse text. It’s hard to think of a better gift that a dad could give his son, and we’re thankful that Jeffers chose to share it with all of us.