From mythical gods to sophisticated grasshoppers, father figures come in all shapes and sizes. Here are ten of our favourite quotes that celebrate wise, silly and wonderful book Dads.
"Her dad must have gone back in time and done something to the robot dog to make it do silly things instead of what it was supposed to do. He must have done it on purpose, to make the scientists and the man with the moustache look stupid! What a clever man her dad was."
"'He called me Dad', he whispered croakily into the darkness. ‘He called me Dad.’ And, although he felt overwhelmed with happiness the tears ran silently down his face."
“'My dear young fellow,' the Old-Green-Grasshopper said gently, 'there are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven't started wondering about yet.'”
"'My father?' I asked, completely bewildered. 'Poseidon,' said Chiron. 'Earthshaker, Stormbringer, Father of Horses. Hail, Perseus Jackson, Son of the Sea God.'"
"What I have been trying so hard to tell you all along is simply that my father, without the slightest doubt, was the most marvellous and exciting father any boy ever had."
"I'm sure Dad would dismantle my game system if he could figure out how to do it. But luckily, the people who make these things make them parent-proof."
“'What I mean and what I say is two different things,' the BFG announced rather grandly.”
"In case you haven’t noticed, Dad isn’t much of a scientist. He can’t even mix hot water and tea bags to make tea."