Daddy All Day Long

Daddy All Day Long

4.0 3
by Francesca Rusackas, Priscilla Burris
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

When Owen and Daddy have a whole day to spend together, Owen tries to tell his daddy how much he loves him. Owen loves Daddy more than chocolate milk...more than seven scoops of ooey-gooey chocolate caramel ice cream...more than one million zillion kisses! But at the end of the day, Owen knows that Daddy loves him just as much — and all day long.

Francesca

Overview

When Owen and Daddy have a whole day to spend together, Owen tries to tell his daddy how much he loves him. Owen loves Daddy more than chocolate milk...more than seven scoops of ooey-gooey chocolate caramel ice cream...more than one million zillion kisses! But at the end of the day, Owen knows that Daddy loves him just as much — and all day long.

Francesca Rusackas and Priscilla Burris are the talented author and artist of i love you all day long, which features Owen and his mommy. Here is a new book about the enduring love between a father and his child.


About the Author:

Francesca Rusackas is a regional advisor for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in southern California with her husband and their two sons.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
From morning until night Owen and his Daddy tell each other how much they love one another. It becomes a game of one-upmanship. ("I love you more than FIVE pushes on the big swing!" says Owen. And Daddy replies, "Well, I love you more than SIX monster tickles!") They eat, they run, they play, they read, and finally Owen falls asleep as Daddy tucks him into bed. The upbeat tone of the text is matched by the exuberance in the illustrations. The pace in both text and illustration appropriately slows down as evening arrives. There is such surprise on the faces of the little piglets as they wait in line to take their turns on the slide after Owen's Daddy. Preschoolers will identify with Owen and his stuffed animal, a cape-adorned frog who becomes a part of the action. This is a fine addition to picture books about fathers and sons. The illustrations are perfect for group sharing. 2004, HarperCollins, Ages 3 to 5.
—Sharon Salluzzo
School Library Journal
PreS-The plump piglet narrator of I Love You All Day Long (HarperCollins, 2002) spends a fun-filled day with his father as the two express their feelings for one another. Owen's attempts to illustrate his love for Daddy are lively, creative, and thoughtful ("I love you more than chocolate milk"). The older pig's replies are warm, comforting, and reassuring ("I love you more than TWO pancakes with bananas on top"). The simple language is entertaining and the similes will be easy for young children to comprehend. The brightly colored, full-spread cartoons are filled with action and affection. They show the appealing characters, both dressed in cozy plaid shirts, playing outdoors, sharing books, and catching fireflies. This charming offering is sure to be a hit with the preschool crowd.-Andrea Tarr, Corona Public Library, CA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
In this equally gooey sequel to I Love You All Day Long (2002), little Owen turns to his other parent for a numerical game of "I love you this much . . . Well, I love you this much." Burris portrays a pair of chubby, dressed pigs sporting big smiles and playing together in a comfortably suburban setting, from breakfast's "I love you more than two pancakes with bananas on top," to "ONE MILLION ZILLION" bedtime kisses. Unlike Sam McBratney's Guess How Much I Love You (1995) that started it all, this contest ends in a tie, and its rotund characters do reflect recent reports of how Americans are porking up-but it's still likely to be lost amid the current barrage of similarly themed episodes. (Picture book. 4-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060502843
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/13/2004
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.78(w) x 8.74(h) x 0.22(d)
Age Range:
4 - 5 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Daddy All Day Long 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My daughter loves to hold up her fingers as we count with Owen and his dad. The story is full of love and warmth. The pictures are adorable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
DADDY ALL DAY LONG is a fun-filled romp through a day during which Owen and his daddy play the 'more than' game that preschoolers enjoy so much. What child wouldn't like to have Daddy beat him out at describing how much he is loved? However much Owen loves Daddy ('more than chocolate milk,' 'more than seven scoops of ice cream,'), Daddy loves Owen even that much more. My preschooler delighted in the activities that Owen and Daddy enjoyed during their day together, as told through the energetic text and zesty illustrations of Rusackas and Burris. She also enjoyed the counting ('two pancakes,' 'three piggyback rides') aspect of the story. I loved that she was able, after only a few readings, to anticipate from the bright illustrations what Owen or Daddy would say next. An all-around fun read for both of us!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my son's (and my)favorite 'daddy' book, and one of his all-time favorites. Owen is such a cutie pie, with such yummy thoughts, how could anybody not fall in love with him?! It's a great cuddle book, and the counting adds another layer seamlessly.