I Love My Daddy

I Love My Daddy

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by Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

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With verses and bright pictures designed to inspire smiles, this book from a toddler's point of view captures the love between father and child. Joyful and sweet, it is sure to be enjoyed many times over.


With verses and bright pictures designed to inspire smiles, this book from a toddler's point of view captures the love between father and child. Joyful and sweet, it is sure to be enjoyed many times over.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Denise Daley
Colorful illustrations brighten every page of this whimsical book, where a young child is cheerily reflecting on the special qualities of Dad. Told entirely in rhyme, the toddler tells of horseback rides from Dad, dancing to Dad's silly songs, and watching TV with Dad when Mommy's not home. The toddler also enjoys the prickles on Dad's chin, playing with Dad on the swings, and wearing Dad's big brown shoes. There is only one sentence on each page, the print is large, and the vocabulary is simple. Each page has a warm and playful full-size illustration. The illustrations are soft, clever, and friendly, and they add to the book's charm and appeal. Giles Andreae is an award-winning author and Emma Dodd is an award-honored illustrator. This book will undoubtedly become a favorite of many young children who will clamor to have it read again and again. Reviewer: Denise Daley
School Library Journal
PreS-K—A follow-up to I Love My Mommy (Hyperion, 2011), this simple picture book pays tribute to the special connection between fathers and daughters. A small girl gives a rhyming account of her favorite things about her daddy. "He teaches lots of things to me,/I think he's clever. So does he!" Vivid spreads feature cartoon illustrations with bold outlines and appealing textures. Whether out on the town or cuddling on the couch, Dad, Daughter, and an ever-present stuffed rabbit radiate a comfortable warmth that will resonate with young listeners.—Julie Roach, Cambridge Public Library, MA
Kirkus Reviews
Andreae and Dodd team up again (I Love My Mommy, 2011) to create a sweet look at all the fun a round-faced toddler and daddy experience together. A pleasingly rhythmic text paired with oversized illustrations in black-outlined saturated brights ensures instant appeal for the youngest readers. Child and dad make pancakes, "play horsies," sing songs, dance, go on the swings, watch television, share pizza and cuddle at bedtime. Stars in muted colors pepper the backgrounds on most of the pages, becoming vibrant on the final page as a bedcover pattern. The smiling narrator declares, "My daddy's such a lovely man, / In fact, I am his BIGGEST fan!" The delight is in the details: Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy looking for the slightly gray bunny on most pages, while parents will nod at the occasional mess of batter splattered on the kitchen counter and cookie crumbs scattered over the sofa. While odes on the wonderfulness of dads are plentiful, this stands out for its spot-on execution and colorful charm. (Picture book. 1-4)

Product Details

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Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Giles Andreae is the award-winning and bestselling author of Rumble in the Jungle, Giraffes Can't Dance, and The Lion Who Wanted to Love. Giles is also the creator and voice behind Purple Ronnie. He lives in London.

Emma Dodd studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Saint Martin's School of Art, London. She has worked on many books, including the popular Dot and Dash series (Scholastic). The first book she wrote and illustrated herself, WHAT PET TO GET? (Scholastic), was shortlisted for the 2006 Early Years Awards. Emma's vibrant illustrations and funny storytelling delight children the world over.

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I Love My Daddy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Adorable. Great Father's Day gift, especially for a new father.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son absolutely LOVES this book. Great book for toddlers and kids.