Blue-Ribbon Dadby Beth Raisner Glass
In this sweet, rhyming picture book, a little boy thinks about all the special things he does with his dad—schoolwork, reading, swimming lessons, haircuts, and more—and decides to craft a present, a homemade blue ribbon, to show his dad how much he loves him. The boy counts down the hours until his dad comes home, recalling their favorite memories and
In this sweet, rhyming picture book, a little boy thinks about all the special things he does with his dad—schoolwork, reading, swimming lessons, haircuts, and more—and decides to craft a present, a homemade blue ribbon, to show his dad how much he loves him. The boy counts down the hours until his dad comes home, recalling their favorite memories and preparing the special gift.
Simple text for the earliest readers and cuddly squirrel characters make this precious picture book the perfect way to celebrate Dad on Father's Day, or any day of the year.
Praise for Blue-Ribbon Dad
“A celebration of a dad's return. Share for Father’s Day or when a daddy is about to return from a trip.” –Kirkus Reviews
“A slam dunk for Father’s Day.” –Booklist
“Moore’s delicately outlined watercolors mirror the coziness of the text.” –Publishers Weekly
“The rhyming text and large illustrations are ideal for a read-aloud. This is a good pick for celebrating fathers.” –School Library Journal
A celebration of a dad's return. A young squirrel announces to his mother, "My dad is coming home soon, / And with just five hours to go, / I'm planning for a big surprise. / He's the best dad I know!" Glass' sing-song text alternates between a countdown of the hours until father returns and detailed descriptions of all the wonderful things he and his dad do together. As the little squirrel industriously works on a surprise gift for daddy, watchful mother squirrel is nearby preparing a cake for the upcoming celebration. It all adds up to a warm portrait of a loving family that shares traditional activities at the pool, the barbershop and at home. Moore's soft, bright watercolor-and-ink illustrations help round out what is stated in the rhyming quatrains. At five o'clock sharp, dad is home to enjoy his family and be awarded, as per the title, a special glittered-and-glued blue ribbon. (A fun extra: Readers are invited to punch out the provided blue ribbon at the back of the book.) It's a little hard to tell whether this dad has been away on a trip or is just coming home from work, which keeps this book from packing much emotional punch. This sweet but not special title is fine to share for Father's Day or when a daddy is about to return from a trip.(Picture book. 3-5)
- Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
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- Product dimensions:
- 9.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 7 Years
Meet the Author
Beth Raisner Glass is the author of Noises at Night, illustrated by Bruce Whatley. She lives outside Boston. Margie Moore is the illustrator of the bestselling It's Your First Day of School, Annie Claire; A Horse's Tale; and many more books for children. She lives in Wall, New Jersey.
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