Daddy, Daddy, Can You Touch the Sky?

Daddy, Daddy, Can You Touch the Sky?

by Jonathan Kellerman

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3-Six short verses, some with an awkward, sing-song rhyme, may spark discussions of fears and questions. ``Something Fishy'' stresses individuality; ``There's a Monster in My Closet'' shows a child's strength and range of emotions in times of trial. The title poem, dealing with unconditional love, illustrates that parents may not have supernatural powers, but they are still capable of greatness. The silly nature of the verse is reflected in Kellerman's amateurish, coloring book-style black-and-white illustrations. (One of them features a stereotypical Chinese character with slanty eyes and cropped, black hair.) They do little to improve the book's attractiveness, although their childlike quality may encourage youngsters to draw as a means of expression. The lighthearted selections are not preachy, but they are often silly.-Sharon Korbeck, formerly at Milwaukee Public Library

Product Details

Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
Product dimensions:
7.49(w) x 9.41(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
6 - 7 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network


Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >