My Dad, the Hero by Stella Gurney
Walker Books ISBN 9781406306989
Tariq adores his father who is a taxi driver and can make anything out of wood. For his last birthday he made Tariq a beautiful cricket bat. Naturally Tariq can't bear it when some mean kids mock his father's accent. Tariq faces a dilemma when his teacher gives him a letter for his father - an invitation to come and talk about his work. How can Tariq face the consequences of his actions? This is a wonderful book that is both touching and amusing. With its great story and fantastic illustrations, it really is a winner. Howzat!