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Daddy Poems

Daddy Poems

by John Micklos, Robert Casilla
     
 

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From morning routines to bedtime rituals, Daddy Poems provides a playful, yet poignant look at the laughter and love shared by fathers and children. Educational journalist John Micklos, Jr., himself a father of two young children, has gathered a rich collection of poems that includes selections by noted poets such as X. J. Kennedy, Nikki Grimes, Juan Felipe

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From morning routines to bedtime rituals, Daddy Poems provides a playful, yet poignant look at the laughter and love shared by fathers and children. Educational journalist John Micklos, Jr., himself a father of two young children, has gathered a rich collection of poems that includes selections by noted poets such as X. J. Kennedy, Nikki Grimes, Juan Felipe Herrera, and Mary Ann Hoberman, as well as original poems by Micklos and others. From piggyback rides to wild and wacky baths, Daddy Poems offers a wide range of poems that dads (and others) will enjoy sharing with children again and again. It's a perfect gift book for dad everywhere. As best-selling author Jim Trelease says in the foreword, "It is especially appropriate that this collection is meant to be read to children by their Dads. Outside of hugging a child, few things bring parent and child as close together physically, emotionally, and intellectually as reading."

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Children's Literature
This is a collection of poems for fathers to share with their children. John Mickios Jr., put together a volume of poems by famous poets such as Nikki Grimes, Deborah Chandra, Janet Wong, and Karama Fufuka as well as several that he has written. Each poem describes a different style of Dad. Some tease or cuddle. Some admonish or play with their children and some do all of the above. There are happy times, when Dad buys baseball mitts for his two boys and there are times of sharing when a father and son, after closing their store at 9 p.m. bless their food sitting on milk crate boxes. Then there are sad times when Daddy has moved away and his visits are infrequent. It is a salute to Dads and fatherhood and provides Daddies with poems that allow them to share their feeling with their children. Keep this book in mind for Father's Day. 2000, Wordsong Boyds Mills Press Inc., Ages 5 to 8, $15.95. Reviewer: Leila Toledo—Children's Literature
Celebrating fathers and all the loving fun they share is the theme of this nicely illustrated collection of poetry. Getting up in the morning, interacting throughout the day, and preparing for bedtime are some of fathers' roles that are highlighted in this anthology. A delightful compilation of twenty-two poems. 2000, Boyds Mills Press, $15.95. Ages 5 to 10. Reviewer: C. Henebry SOURCE: Parent Council Volume 8
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-These 22 poems vary in appeal, but make up one of the few collections on this often-asked-for subject. Contemporary children's poets such as X. J. Kennedy, Deborah Chandra, and Nikki Grimes, as well as Micklos himself, speak to the everyday but big-as-life importance of dads. Free verse or rhymed and metered, several of the poems sometimes border on the mundane, but there are a couple of jewels, such as Emanuel di Pasquale's "Father's Magic" or Karama Fufuka's "My Daddy Is a Cool Dude." Casilla's realistic paintings of families of diverse backgrounds should appeal to children, although the cover is unfortunately drab. Casilla also illustrated Myra Cohn Livingston's Poems for Fathers (Holiday, 1989; o.p.), a collection similar in scope, but with more lively selections (two of which are also included here). And although this collection doesn't begin to touch the vibrancy of Javaka Steptoe's In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall (Lee & Low, 1997), it may be appreciated in larger collections.-Nina Lindsay, Oakland Public Library, CA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563978708
Publisher:
Highlights Press
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
5 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

John Micklos, Jr., has written for national publications ranging from Cobblestone to Modern Bride and is the author of the book Leonard Nimoy: A Star's Trek. He is editor-in-chief of Reading Today, the membership newspaper of the International Reading Association, and he currently serves as president of EdPress, The Association of Educational Publishers. He lives in Delaware.

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