Driving Daddy

Driving Daddy

by Hope Vestergaard, Thierry Courtin
     
 

In Driving Daddy, Baby rides on Daddy's shoulders while Mommy provides the play-by-play. Way up high, Baby can see everything and steer Daddy to where he wants to go-the park, the swings . . . Wait, Daddy's got a secret plan. Something good's around the corner. . . . Hear that music? Ice-cream man!

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In Driving Daddy, Baby rides on Daddy's shoulders while Mommy provides the play-by-play. Way up high, Baby can see everything and steer Daddy to where he wants to go-the park, the swings . . . Wait, Daddy's got a secret plan. Something good's around the corner. . . . Hear that music? Ice-cream man!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
What young child doesn't love to sit atop daddy's shoulders? Here, it becomes a game in which Baby "drives" daddy as if he is a car. The bouncy, brief, rhyming text will appeal to the young audience. They will giggle as they observe the illustrations of Baby hugging Dad's forehead (due to a bumpy road) and grabbing hold of Dad's ears to steer him. Although Baby knows they are going to the park, he is surprised when they pass by the swing. Dad has a surprise of his own�a visit to the ice cream man. This is a joyous celebration of a special time between parent and child. Expressive faces and an uncluttered background make these illustrations just right for the intended audience. A companion book to Wake Up, Mama!. 2003, Dutton Children's Books,
— Sharon Salluzzo
School Library Journal
PreS-Baby loves to walk around town sitting on his father's shoulders. "Way up high, you're driving Daddy!/Big, broad shoulders-comfy seat./His hands hold you like a seat belt./Let's drive Daddy down the street." Together the youngster and his dad walk under an apple tree, wave to neighbors, visit the park, and end up eating ice cream. In the companion book, baby is crawling on the bed to say hi to his mother. "Sleepy Mama's not awake yet-/Shhh- be gentle- off you go!" Quietly, he climbs past his mom's feet, knees, and hips before reaching her arms. He makes her giggle and the text proclaims, "Baby wake-ups are the best!" Illustrations done in soft pastel colors complement the daily activities. These small, slice-of-life books will appeal to toddlers and their families.-Kristin de Lacoste, South Regional Public Library, Pembroke Pines, FL Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525470328
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/31/2003
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
6.76(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
1 - 3 Years

Meet the Author


Hope Vestergaard is the author of Driving Daddy; Wake Up, Mama!; and several other picture books. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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