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Daddy Hugs 1 2 3

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by Karen Katz
     
 

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How many daddy hugs does it take to say I love you?

Cuddle and count with this hug & read book!

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How many daddy hugs does it take to say I love you?

Cuddle and count with this hug & read book!

Editorial Reviews

Hugs-and dads-get their due in this jubilant counting book. In scenes bursting with the high-energy colors and patterns of a crazy quilt, a father lists and demonstrates with his toddler the 10 categories of daddy hugs: "Eight dancing on Daddy's feet cha-cha hugs," "Nine 'Don't be afraid of the dark' hugs." Like a hidden camera, Katz's collages capture those private, priceless moments of one-on-one time between a parent and child. Ending with a "good night hug," this is an ideal bedtime book for dads to read aloud. (ages Birth to 2)
Child magazine's Best Children's Book Awards 2005
Publishers Weekly
For Father's Day, Daddy Hugs 1 2 3 by Karen Katz joins the author/artist's titles for toddlers, including Daddy and Me. From "one `I'm so glad you're my baby!' hug" to 10 " `I love you!' good-night hugs," Daddy covers all the bases. Katz's signature patterns in polka-dots and plaids, and Crayola-bright colors will reassure little ones that they can count on Dad's affection. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
It is gratifying to see a Dad spending time with a little one. Here Daddy is reenacting typical events during a day and as he does so, baby gets a hug. There is one when it is wake up time to show how happy he is to be with his little baby. Then on to three hugs to help with the burping after a presumed feeding, five to kiss a boo-boo and make it all better, seven for pajama time, nine for don't be afraid of the dark, and then 10 big hugs to say goodnight "I love you!" While the text may not scan really well for a read aloud, the sentiment is nice and the pictures are engaging for a one-on-one with a child on your lap. 2005, McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster, Ages 1 to 5.
—Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
PreS-A father counts his way through a typical day with his baby, from "one `I'm so glad you're my baby!' hug" in the morning to 10 affectionate hugs before bed. Along the way there are boo-boos to be kissed, first steps, and games of peek-a-boo. Throughout the day, a brown cat in the background mirrors the actions and expressions of the child. Though Daddy Hugs is presented as a counting book, it doesn't really work in that role. Numerals appear at the top of each spread, but there are no countable objects to reinforce the concept (aside from the small, extraneous purple asterisks that appear near each number). Done in gouache, colored pencil, and collage, the illustrations are made up of Katz's signature patterned objects and cutesy round-headed figures. There is nothing that stands out about this title; consider purchasing it only if you need more stories about a father-child bond.-Rachael Vilmar, Atlanta Fulton Public Library, GA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689877711
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date:
04/26/2005
Edition description:
Repackage
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,278,508
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
AD380L (what's this?)
Age Range:
1 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Karen Katz has written and illustrated more than fifty picture books and novelty books including the bestselling Where Is Baby’s Belly Button? After graduating from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, she attended the Yale Graduate School of Art and Architecture where she became interested in folk art, Indian miniatures, Shaker art, and Mexican art. Her book, Counting Kisses, was named one of the 100 Greatest Books for Kids by Scholastic Parent & Child and was a Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection. Karen, her husband Gary Richards, and their daughter Lena divide their time between New York City and Saugerties, New York. Learn more about Karen Katz at KarenKatz.com.

Karen Katz has written and illustrated more than fifty picture books and novelty books including the bestselling Where Is Baby’s Belly Button? After graduating from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, she attended the Yale Graduate School of Art and Architecture where she became interested in folk art, Indian miniatures, Shaker art, and Mexican art. Her book, Counting Kisses, was named one of the 100 Greatest Books for Kids by Scholastic Parent & Child and was a Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection. Karen, her husband Gary Richards, and their daughter Lena divide their time between New York City and Saugerties, New York. Learn more about Karen Katz at KarenKatz.com.

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Daddy Hugs 1 2 3 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for our daughter to give to her daddy on his first Father's Day when she was six months old. She absolutely LOVES this book. She used to give us the biggest belly laughs when I would read this to her at night. It was worth the purchase price just for one reading and the big giggles I got from her. Nothing is more priceless in life. She is two now and will read along with me pointing out the name of various things in the pictures. She remembers this book from when she was very young. I am buying several copies to give to our friends who will become parents sometime down the road. It is a great way to make memories with your child.