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by Garrison Keillor, Robin Preiss Glasser
     
 

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What could be sweeter than the relationship between a daddy and his little girl? With his signature wit and warmth, beloved radio host and writer Garrison Keillor turns ordinary daily events -- from diaper-changing and eating favorite foods to a walk through the neighborhood -- into celebrations. And for those times when daddy and baby just have to dance, the book

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What could be sweeter than the relationship between a daddy and his little girl? With his signature wit and warmth, beloved radio host and writer Garrison Keillor turns ordinary daily events -- from diaper-changing and eating favorite foods to a walk through the neighborhood -- into celebrations. And for those times when daddy and baby just have to dance, the book includes a CD of Keillor's live performances of the songs -- plus bonus tracks.

About the Author & Illustrator:

Garrison Keillor is the host of "A Prairie Home Companion" and the author of books for adults, including Lake Wobegon Days and Love Me; picture books, such as Cat, You Better Come Home; and, with his wife, Jenny Lind Nilsson, a novel for teens, The Sandy Bottom Orchestra. He lives in St. Paul with his wife and young daughter, Maia Grace, for whom these songs were written.

Robin Preiss Glasser has illustrated over 15 children's books, including America: A Patriotic Primer; A Is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women; and You Can't Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum, which was an ALA Notable Book and an American Bookseller Pick of the Lists. She lives with her family in California.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This title character, as pictured by Glasser (A Is for Abigail), embraces life with enthusiasm and style. Prairie Home Companion host Keillor's four doting songs celebrate the loving relationship between a father and his daughter, but it's the loose-lined watercolors that shine. Chock-a-block with the sights and sounds of New York City, Glasser's illustrations portray the toddler's insouciant delight in the world at large, whether she is eating her favorite foods in "B-a-n-a-n-a-s," strutting past Zabar's in the catchy "The Baby Says, `Ha!' " or dancing at a wedding in "Won't You Dance With Me?" ...Wistful and warm, the text's humor and nostalgic tone may appeal more to adults than to children (e.g., "Once in a while," the narrator asks his daughter, for example, "whenever you can,/ Remember your old man"). Nonetheless, between Glasser's inspired illustrations and Keillor's fans, this will probably be a Father's Day favorite. Ages 6 mos.-4 yrs. (Apr.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Here are four separate little ditties created by Keillor to celebrate the delight that his own dear little daughter has brought to him. Parents will recognize the joys of parenthood in the big and small events depicted here. It is written from the adult perspective and will therefore appeal more to Keillor fans than to a child audience. .... As illustrated by Glasser, this toddler has attitude! 2005, Hyperion, Ages 3 to 5.
—Sharon Salluzzo
School Library Journal
PreS-Best known for his humorous, homespun tales of life in Lake Wobegon, Keillor has created a sweet collection of four stories in verse that celebrate the joys of fatherhood. In lilting rhyme, the enthusiastic dad sings to his baby daughter about all of the simple pleasures in their lives, turning everyday events like diaper changing, eating bananas, dancing together, and taking a walk into adventures. Each selection is accompanied by cheerful, eye-catching illustrations that bring the words to life and genuinely portray the loving relationship. The appealing baby with her dark curls and bright, expressive face is bursting with personality. Portraying the pair at home, strolling down the streets of New York, and dancing at a wedding, the finely executed illustrations perfectly complement the text. ....-Linda L. Walkins, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Brighton, MA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786819867
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Publication date:
04/06/2005
Edition description:
BOOK & CD
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
10.54(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
1 - 5 Years

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Meet the Author

Garrison Keillor is the host of Public Radio International's A Prairie Home Companion and the author of many novels. He coauthored The Sandy Bottom Orchestra, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, with his wife Jenny Lind Nilsson, and wrote two picture books for younger readers. His adult titles include Lake Wobegon Days, Leaving Home, and The Book of Guys. He lives in Minnesota with his family.

Robin Preiss Glasser is a former ballerina who has become one of the most sought-after illustrators in the children's book business. She has illustrated more than fifteen children's stories, including Fancy Nancy, by Jane O'Connor; America: A Patriotic Primer, and A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women, both by Lynne Cheney; and You Can't Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum, by Jacqueline Weitzman, which was an ALA Notable Book and a American Bookseller Pick of the Lists. She lives with her family in California.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
St. Paul, Minnesota
Date of Birth:
August 7, 1942
Place of Birth:
Anoka, Minnesota
Education:
B.A., University of Minnesota, 1966

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kodellpt More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my husband to enjoy with our toddler daughter. What a mistake!! The book references fat, and big- legged little girl. I had to permanent marker out the words for the book to stay in my house. I learned a lesson about THOROUGHLY reading any children's book before purchasing. Amazing this was a NY Times Best Seller. Are you joking????
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got this for my husband and my daughter when she was about 18 months. She's almost 2 now and still loves it! She'll 'read' it herself and say 'Daddy Daddy Please say Yes' - cracks us up. It was a little long for her to sit through when I first got it, but she loves it now, and has us read through 2 or 3 of the stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I improved the book, by replacing "fattest" with "prettiest"baby, and by replacing "large-legged" with "dancing" women. This will help nurture the self-image of the young girl, instead of labeling and pre-determining her future self-image. How did the editor let that slide by?
Wakila More than 1 year ago
I was disgusted at the very first page with the allusion of ownership of a little girl and the description of diaper changing. Felt like a voyeur in a totally inappropriate and uncomfortable scenarion being set up for a pedophile. Then it cleans up a awhile before going back into references of beauty shows, fat legged women. I will be burning the book and somehow feel dirty that it even entered my house
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for my husband from our daughter. Although she is older than the little girl in the book, she and my husband related to what the two shared in the book. I was a way to bring back the memories of there early years of just the two of them spending time doing special things together.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I haven't a daughter, I read this book and my relationship with my son has gone from great to greater. Many things in this book don't only apply to daddies and their daughters, but also to mommies and their sons, daddies and their sons and mommies and daddies and their kids.
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I bought this book for my husband from my daughter. I don't find the book at all inapproriate, and think some reviews are overly sensitive. There's nothing wrong with the parts about diaper changes or big legs. Let's not act like people don't have big legs or that it's a bad thing especially when most babies have cute fat thighs. My husband enjoys reading this book to our daughter, especially the part about b-a-n-a-n-a-s and my daughter often selects this as her nighttime book. Like other readers I preread everybook and I thought this was a cute book, it is a little on the long side.
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This book is not worth the paper it's printed on. I bought this online for my 2 year old daughter, so I was unable to read it beforehand. I should have known by the bargain basement price that this was a loser, but how bad could a boardbook called "Daddy's Girl" be? Bad. Very bad. If you don't want your daughter to grow up with food and body image issues, avoid this book at all costs. Who wants to hear about a baby eating and eating and eating, then being called a "big legged" woman? This author not only has no idea what poetic meter involves (some of the rhymes sound like my 4 year old trying too hard), but he also has a weird idea of what little girls need to hear from their parents. Two stars is too generous. I'm willing to spend more on gas to return this book than to keep it in my house.
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DEWsGirl More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my husband to share with our 1 year old-I was appalled when I read it and so thankful I read ALL books myself before reading them to my daughter! Reading this book made me feel uncomfortable, like I was reading a naughty story about pedophilia! I left the book out for my husband to read and make sure I was not over reacting and he felt the same. The book references diaper changing as if it's a moment to bond between daddy and daughter and calls the baby "fat". The only half decent part are the illustrations and even those are minimally good at best.I will throw this book out as I would feel horrible donating it to some unsuspecting person-YUK!
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