I Love Daddy: Super Sturdy Picture Books
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I Love Daddy: Super Sturdy Picture Books

by Lizi Boyd
     
 
Sweet simplicity and beguiling artwork make for books any daddy would love — perfect for his special day!

What’s not to love? When a little one is with Daddy, he has lots of adventures, flying a kite, resting in a hammock, or making a berry pie. With fresh colors, flat shapes, and delicate patterns, Lizi Boyd illustrates the simple shared moments

Overview

Sweet simplicity and beguiling artwork make for books any daddy would love — perfect for his special day!

What’s not to love? When a little one is with Daddy, he has lots of adventures, flying a kite, resting in a hammock, or making a berry pie. With fresh colors, flat shapes, and delicate patterns, Lizi Boyd illustrates the simple shared moments treasured by parent and child.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Two paper-over-board titles with rounded corners use frog families to demonstrate familial love: I Love Mommy and I Love Daddy by Lizi Boyd. Each traces a day's activities with Mommy or Daddy, using basic concepts to show a child's love ("Mommy helps me learn new things. I'm never scared with Mommy"). The artwork, rendered in simple bright shapes, reflects the simplicity of the text. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
A little frog recounts activities that he and his dad do together and how he feels about them. "Sometimes things are scary, but when Daddy's there, I feel brave." Boyd captures the viewpoint of the child in statements such as, " 'Why is the sky blue?' I ask. Daddy tells me. He knows everything." In addition to playing "King on the Rock" and going swimming, they also plant flowers and make a berry pie. Boyd's frog characters are appealing with their big smiles. There is a nice combination of warm, tender moments and busy pastimes. The pages of this "Super Sturdy Picture Book" are a heavier stock than usual and are intended to withstand a toddler turning them. 2004, Candlewick Press, Ages 1 to 3.
—Sharon Salluzzo
School Library Journal
PreS-In the first title, a young frog and his father share a special day together swimming and boating, making music, and flying a kite. In Mommy, a frog and her mother build forts, go to the park, read, and snuggle together. In both books, the attractive gouache artwork is done in a flat, graphic style. The soft colors work nicely with the sweet and comfortable tone of the stories. Appealing selections that are best shared and enjoyed one-on-one.-Kelley Rae Unger, Peabody Institute, MA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763622176
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
03/08/2004
Series:
Super Sturdy Picture Books
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
1,357,554
Product dimensions:
8.19(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 3 Years

Meet the Author

Lizi Boyd has written and illustrated many books for children, including BLACK DOG GETS DRESSED. She says, "It took a little time to find a simple voice for I LOVE MOMMY and I LOVE DADDY. It was the frogs, finally, who hopped around and reminded me about our most profound role as parent. I LOVE MOMMY and I LOVE DADDY are simple little books about love, thought, nurturing, and care between a parent and child."

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