Posted by: Kathy Temean | June 21, 2020

Happy Father’s Day – Fun Facts – Book Winners


Janet Frenck Sheets won KINDERGARTEN HAT by Janet Lawler

Charlotte Sheer won Libraries Most Wanted by Carolyn Leiloglou



Hope you enjoy the illustrations and your day.

KAYLA HARREN: Featured on Illustrator Saturday


Honoring thy father is a concept that dates back to the very roots of human civilization. But the day meant to really make your dad feel special is far, far newer than that — at least in the U.S. While Mother’s Day was established officially in 1914, Father’s Day had a 64-year long road to becoming an officially recognized holiday. It was President Lyndon B. Johnson who declared the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day, though it was not yet made a permanent national holiday. It took President Nixon’s re-election campaign to get an official proclamation signed in 1972 to recognize this day as a federal holiday, which is now celebrated with food, gifts, and quality time together. 

Here are some other fun Father’s Day Facts:

1) Father’s Day was invented by American Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd who wanted to honour her father, a veteran who had, as a single parent, raised his six children. The first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910.

2) Unlike Mother’s Day, Father’s Day was originally met with laughter. It was the target of much satire, parody and derision with a local newspaper complaining that it would lead to mindless promotions such as ‘National Clean Your Desk Day’.

3) The first American president to support the concept of Father’s day was President Calvin Coolidge, who did so in 1924… but it wasn’t until in the year 1966 that President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation that resulted in the declaration of the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day.

4) According to greetings card makers Hallmark, Father’s Day is the fifth-largest card-sending holiday.

5) In Germany, Father’s Day is celebrated differently from other parts of the world. Männertag (Men’s day) is celebrated by getting drunk with wagons of beer and indulging in regional food. Police and emergency services are in high alert during the day.

6) Going for a floral gift? Traditionally fathers should be given the gift of white or red roses. The rose is the official flower for Father’s Day. Wearing a red rose signifies a living father, while a white one represents deceased father.

7) Surprisingly, the trusty slipper gift isn’t the most popular Father’s Day present – it’s actually a tie.

8) The world record for having the most number of children officially recorded is 69 by the first wife of Feodor Vassilyev (1707-1782), a peasant from Moscow. His first wife gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets.

9) Over 40 countries around the world have a special day to honor dads.

VIVIEN MILDERBERG: Featured on Illustrator Saturday

KATY BETZ: Featured on Illustrator Saturday

ANDRE CEOLIN – Featured on Illustrator Saturday 


Roger Roth – Featured on Illustrator Saturday  

KATHRYN HOWARD: Featured on Illustrator Saturday.

PATRICE BARTON – Featured on Illustrator Saturday 

CONSTANZE VON KITZING – Featured on Illustrator Saturday   


Talk tomorrow,



  1. I love the Father’s Day facts, thanks!


  2. Interesting facts! Thanks for sharing and happy Father’s Day!


  3. Fun post. Thanks.


  4. Wow, amazing facts!


  5. Thanks for the backstory on Father’s Day and all the Beautiful art Kathy! Hope you and your family are all well.


  6. Love the Father’s Day facts. Thanks! (Also love the illustrations!).


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