Daddies

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What do lions, hippos, kangaroos, and giraffes have in common? They all have Daddies! Rhyming text punctuated with fun animal noises makes Daddies a read-aloud treat. Prap's bold art has been a hit with critics and consumers alike. This book with its "daddy" theme is perfect for Father's Day promotions, tables and windows. The delightful rhyming text will engage even the youngest child and makes it a great "cuddle time" book to be shared between father and son. Great for trade, institutional, gift accounts, and ...

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Overview

What do lions, hippos, kangaroos, and giraffes have in common? They all have Daddies! Rhyming text punctuated with fun animal noises makes Daddies a read-aloud treat. Prap's bold art has been a hit with critics and consumers alike. This book with its "daddy" theme is perfect for Father's Day promotions, tables and windows. The delightful rhyming text will engage even the youngest child and makes it a great "cuddle time" book to be shared between father and son. Great for trade, institutional, gift accounts, and baby shops, the animals make it a candidate for zoos too.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Before lights out, a boy and his dad pretend that they're 13 different kinds of animals, which allows them the opportunity to giggle, tussle, make funny noises, and celebrate all the ways they adore each other. Prap's (Animal Lullabies) perky rhymes assure readers that fathers and sons are very much a team-that affection isn't just about hero-worship: "My daddy is an elephant,/ he is so very strong./ But when he has to lift a tree,/ he's glad that I'm along!" Bordered in simple geometric patterns, the full-spread pictures have the feel of murals. Prap favors bold, heavily outlined shapes and bright colors, using subtle mottling to add warmth. Her characters smile confidently at readers, communicating the pride they take in their command of the world and their sense of unity with each other. Ages 3-up. (Oct.)

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2
"Just five more minutes play," begs a boy when his father says it is time for bed. The following spreads each depict a different father-son stuffed-animal pair. The toy child narrates in rhyme what the two do together: "My daddy is a snail,/and I'm a snail by birth./We're never in a hurry-/we have all the time on Earth." On the last spread, father and son settle down, with heavy eyes and surrounded by several of the animals, because "Dad, you need some REST!" The stylized, textured illustrations fill the spreads and burst with color and shapes. Various borders surround them, creating a sense of unity for each appealing picture. This simple story would be good to share at bedtime and conveys the feeling of bonding between father and son.
—Margaret R. TassiaCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Kirkus Reviews
An imaginative son and his father romp through a myriad of incarnations of animal pairs in the five minutes before bedtime. Rhinos and giraffes, snails and chameleons, hyenas and parrots-the father/son pairs describe what they do together: "My daddy is an elephant, / he is so very strong. / But when he has to lift a tree, / he's glad that I'm along." Save for one awkward phrasing, the rhymes and rhythms are spot-on. Prap's bold textured colors and black borders are her trademark, and this latest does not disappoint. Colorful patterned borders hem in each father and son, while the animals fill all the rest of the available space. Youngsters will have no difficulty identifying the animals, though some may question why the male kangaroos have pouches. Regardless, this is a loving tribute to the special relationship between a father and his son. (Picture book. 3-6)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735821408
  • Publisher: North-South Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 3 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: AD530L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.92 (w) x 9.86 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Lilijana Praprotnik Zupancic (Lila Prap) was born in 1955 and is one of the most popular author/illustrators not only in Slovenia but increasingly in the rest of the world. She loves to draw animals and was a nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration.

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