Daddy's Lullaby (Classic Board Books Series)
  • Daddy's Lullaby (Classic Board Books Series)
  • Daddy's Lullaby (Classic Board Books Series)

Daddy's Lullaby (Classic Board Books Series)

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by Tony Bradman, Jason Cockcroft
     
 

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When Daddy comes home late one Friday night, the whole family is fast asleep—except for the baby who's had a bad dream. Daddy takes the infant on a nighttime stroll through the house to soothe him back to sleep. After checking in on Mommy and baby's big brother, Daddy and his baby tiptoe downstairs where Daddy sings a lullaby, giving comforting reminders that

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Overview

When Daddy comes home late one Friday night, the whole family is fast asleep—except for the baby who's had a bad dream. Daddy takes the infant on a nighttime stroll through the house to soothe him back to sleep. After checking in on Mommy and baby's big brother, Daddy and his baby tiptoe downstairs where Daddy sings a lullaby, giving comforting reminders that Daddy will be there to protect and love baby always. Available for the first time as a board book, Daddy's Lullaby is the perfect bedtime story for daddies and their little ones.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-After a long week of work, a father returns home Friday evening to his sleeping family. He lets the cat into the house and the two have some milk before heading upstairs. The youngest family member is awake and the attentive father cuddles and comforts his baby, talking to the infant as he checks in on his sleeping son and his wife. Tiptoeing downstairs, he relaxes in a chair and sings a song (to the tune of "Rock-a-bye Baby") to his baby, lulling them both to sleep. ("Daddy will love you and sing you to sleep-.") This slice of life is simply told and depicted in softly rendered, realistic paintings across spreads that capture the quiet of a sleeping household and a father's tenderness. Night-sky endpapers with golden stars set the stage for the evening's interaction. Libraries will want to add this lovely title to their collections.-Helen Foster James, University of California at San Diego Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
A loving valentine to young fathers everywhere, this British import pairs a murmurous monologue with low-lit, realistically detailed illustrations. Only the cat's still up by the time Dad wearily comes through the door on Friday night-no, not quite true: baby's wide-awake. Time for a stroll through the house in Daddy's arms. After peeks at big brother and "the best mother a baby could have," the night owls settle down in an easy chair for a lullaby: " . . . Daddy is with you, / So don't make a peep. / Rock-a-bye baby, / Let's both . . . go . . . to . . . " Cockcroft (Snow Ponies, 2001, etc.), winner of the BBC's first Blue Peter award, displays rare expertise, lighting his speckled, spray-bordered scenes just enough to show cozy domestic details and tender facial expressions, and closing with an intimate morning-after family portrait. Fans of Mark Graham's similarly atmospheric pictures will grow misty-eyed over these, too. (Picture book. 3-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416951247
Publisher:
Little Simon
Publication date:
04/22/2008
Series:
Classic Board Books Series
Pages:
34
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 1.00(h) x 6.10(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Tony Bradman is a successful writer for children whose Dilly the Dinosaur series has proven to be very popular and has been televised as an animated series in England. He has published a wide range of children's books, including poetry collections, anthologies, picture books, and fiction for older children. He lives in Beckenham, Kent, in England, with his wife, Sally, their three children, and their cat, Rufus.

Jason Cockcroft won the first ever Blue Peter Award in England for his illustrations in John Bunyan's A Pilgrim's Progress, retold by Geraldine McCaughrean. He illustrated Daddy's Lullaby by Tony Bradman, which was selected as one of the Best Books for Babies by the Beginning with Books® Center for Early Literacy. He lives in North Yorkshire, England.

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