Daddy Hug

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Overview

Daddies come in all shapes and sizes—slimy and scruffy, long and fluffy! And daddies make all different kinds of noises—squeak and chirp, buzz and bumble! But what do all daddies have in common? They make us feel safe and snug with tender daddy hugs!

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Overview

Daddies come in all shapes and sizes—slimy and scruffy, long and fluffy! And daddies make all different kinds of noises—squeak and chirp, buzz and bumble! But what do all daddies have in common? They make us feel safe and snug with tender daddy hugs!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Denise Daley
Beautifully illustrated baby animals experience a wide array of emotions as they bond with their dads. The daddy snails are slimy, the snakes are long, the turtles are slow, and the raccoons are sneaky. Each animal's characteristic is described with a simple term that, when read aloud, creates an appealing rhythmic flow. There are two words per page and the print is large. The colorful illustrations give all of the animals a warm and friendly appearance. Despite all of their unique animal qualities, the daddies in this book all have one thing in common, and that is the tender hugs that they share with their children. Young children will certainly enjoy this book and may even request that it be read over and over. The author and illustrator are a husband and wife team. The illustrator is mostly recognized for her drawings in the popular book Bear Snores On. Reviewer: Denise Daley
School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1- In a jolly, rhyming text, this book describes various animal fathers, from a ponderous walrus ("Daddy/GIANT/Daddy/jiggle") to a soft-fleeced ram ("Bouncy/Daddy/happy/giggle"). Other critters include hummingbirds ("Daddy/busy"), gorillas ("Daddy/strong"), snails ("Daddy/slimy"), and snakes ("Daddy/long"). The vibrant, painterly illustrations, featuring fathers interacting with their offspring, are filled with action and color. Two spreads must be turned vertically for viewing, adding interest to the layout. The use of white backgrounds keeps the images large and clear. The simple text and warm-hued artwork create a feeling of security that will appeal to children.-Anne Parker, formerly at Milton Public Library, MA

Kirkus Reviews
This husband-and-wife team's addition to the daddy-adoration genre comes out just in time for his big day. An adorable but realistically portrayed cast of animals parades through the pages, daddies with their offspring. One by one, compact rhyming couplets describe the various dads: "Daddy busy / Daddy strong / Daddy slimy / Daddy long." These pages depict hummingbirds, gorillas, snails and snakes, respectively, each interacting with his children. Many of the adjectives and verbs appear in delightfully descriptive fonts-"fluffy" sprouts soft-looking feathers, while "dirty" shakes off clumps of mud. The gentle rhyme sets the tone for bedtime, and the final spread is the perfect segue to sleep, with a group of daddies hugging their children close. As always, Chapman's illustrations define the mood and tone for the text. Her animal families are warm and loving, with expressive faces, and she keeps their interactions and activities natural. A cuddly tribute to all the things that make a dad, Dad...and not a bad way to reinforce a child's concept of adjectives and verbs, either. (Picture book. 3-5)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060589509
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/29/2008
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 499,177
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Warnes and Jane Chapman live in rural southwest England and share a studio at home with views of open countryside. Mommy Mine is their first collaborative book project since their marriage ten years ago. Tim says, "It was fun playing with words and finding combinations to bounce off each other. Hopefully we've come up with something that's fun to read out loud." Jane, the best-selling illustrator of Bear Snores On and Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson, enjoyed painting a few of the more obscure animals as well as old children's-book favorites.

Jane Chapman is the best-selling illustrator of Bear Snores On and Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson, as well as Mommy Mine by Tim Warnes, her husband. Jane and Tim live in rural southwest England with their son, Noah, and share a studio at home with views of the open countryside.

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  • Posted August 10, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    love this book

    My one year old daugther loves this book. She giggles while I read it. Especially during the daddy splish, daddy splash, daddy wobble - daddy CRASH! She is interested in the illustrations of the different animals. My daughter also says daddy very clearly now, this book may have helped ... who knows.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2009

    Great book!

    My 3 year old loves this book!! We have almost read it as many times as Mommy Kisses by the same author. Love it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2008

    Awesome illustrations - - Very fun!

    This is my daughter's new favorite book. She is 14 months and loves the pictures and the simple descriptive words. My husband and I love it too. It was her Father's Day gift to her dad this year!

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