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Storybox Playlist: So Many Fathers

There are so many kinds of fathers. Each one has his own unique way of caring for his family, neighbors, and communities. To honor fathers this year, we've rounded up several stories about different kinds of fathers, from Martin and Sylvia's Daddy to Sergeant, the faithful watch dog who cares for and protects his Junkyard family. We hope these stories bring you joy and cultivate appreciation for your own father or father figure.

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Father's Day (from the Martin & Sylvia collection)

Martin joins Daddy for a day of work. From yard to field to downtown studio, Martin studies his father, and wonders — why does he do things just this way? Martin’s understanding of Daddy’s work transforms from frustration to pride when he finally “sees” what Daddy is up to.

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Burger Night and the No No Bug (from the Martin & Sylvia More Adventures collection)

Martin and Sylvia's family is excited about a new offering by a local farm: Burger Night! They'll have hamburgers and veggie burgers and mushroom burgers — and music. The only problem is that Sylvia doesn't want to go. She doesn't like burgers, she won't know anyone, and she doesn't like the kind of music they will be playing! Daddy asks her if she has ever heard of a No No Bug. Daddy tells her the secret of the No No Bug and then the biggest secret of all — No No Bug's favorite food ... is "Yes Burgers"!

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Part One: The Story of Rami Hadid (from the Welcoming Feast Collection)

When Martin learns that the Hadid family will be coming over on Saturday, he is initially resistant. Martin is generally hesitant about meeting new people and would rather spend the day with people he knows. But when he learns that they are Muslim and that Rami has lots of stories about growing up in Syria, he is very curious.

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Four Kinds of Pickers (from the Martin & Sylvia: More Adventures! collection)

It is blueberry season where Martin and Sylvia live and when Nanni and Poppi come to visit, Poppi teaches Sylvia that there are four different kinds of blueberry pickers: bear pickers, bird pickers, deer pickers, and rabbit pickers - and Sylvia finds out which kind of picker she is!

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Sergeant's Rounds

Ben is curious about what Sergeant the Junkyard Watchdog does all day — so he follows him one morning on his rounds. What a busy day Sergeant has! Ben realizes why all of Sergeant's "rules" are so important when he accidentally ends up toe-to-toe with the Junkyard Warden.

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About the Author

KC Pagano
Sparkle Stories Media Maven

KC is a full-time radical homemaker and mama to two spunky little girls. She writes about all kinds of radical goodness, from gardening and cooking with whole foods to attachment parenting, high needs toddlers, crafting, sewing, homeschooling, and mama musings. Read more on her blog Olive and Owl.