Overview As the boy in "My Daddy" watches his father leave and eagerly awaits his return, his anxiety and fear are transformed into comfort, security, and finally a joyful reunion. Full color.
Publishers Description The bond between a boy and his father is profound. "My Daddy "explores it from the point of view of the child, depicting in simple words and deeply moving pictures the wealth of feelings evoked by everyday events like Daddy going to work, jogging, mowing the lawn, and telling a bedtime story. In a perfect union of words and pictures, "My Daddy "celebrates this complex and wonderful relationship.
Citations And Professional Reviews My Daddy by Susan Paradis has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/1998
New York Times - 05/17/1998 page 31
Publishers Weekly - 06/01/1998 page 60
Booklist - 07/01/1998 page 1878
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/1998 page 277
School Library Journal - 01/01/1999 page 100
Kirkus Review - Children - 06/01/1998 page 815
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Studio: Front Street imprint of Boyds Mills Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.57" Width: 8.84" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1998
Publisher Front Street imprint of Boyds Mills Press
ISBN 1886910308 ISBN13 9781886910300
Message gets to you amazingly with few words. Jul 18, 2005
I love this book. I love it, because we don't have too many books dedicated for fathers. I have read this book to my children and to my students, they all loved it. It is so true that a small act can mean so much and be seen under a different light from a the child's perspective. A DAD is a hero for a child and his actions are heroic. I hope every parent, specially fathers understand that and give more attention to their children. Care4children
Perfect Jul 1, 2004
My 2 year old loves this book. It's perfect for the dad who is a triathlete! Daddy runs, bikes and swims. I'm looking forward to getting the Mommy book as well.
Hits the mark Dec 12, 2002
The imagery here is excellent. The pitures are simply beautiful and the message is wholesome. I found myself lingering on each page for quite a while. There is plenty to occupy a child's attention on each page, as well.
Not Worth It Nov 19, 2002
There's nothing to this book. No great story. Just a few phrases. Not touching. Don't waste your time.
Highly recommended by my 2-year-old twins Apr 7, 2002
One of my daughters picked this book out at the library, and now I'm buying a copy of our own because she and her sister can't bear to return it (and our library copy is way overdue). This book is a real favorite of theirs. Often they will compete over who gets tucked in with "The Daddy Book" at night. The illustrations are very creative and engaging, and the story is very close to their hearts. (Daddy goes out into the big, scary world and always finds his way back home to greet his child with warmth and love.) My girls say, "Highly recommended!"