Me and My Dad!

Me and My Dad!

by Alison Ritchie
     
 

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"My dad is the best daddy bear there could be. We're together forever -- my dad and me."

Little Bear and his dad do wonderful things -- exploring high mountains, swimming in the rain, and telling stories as the stars come out. Best of all, they do everything together!

With spirited illustrations, this book is a warm, funny celebration of the special…  See more details below

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"My dad is the best daddy bear there could be. We're together forever -- my dad and me."

Little Bear and his dad do wonderful things -- exploring high mountains, swimming in the rain, and telling stories as the stars come out. Best of all, they do everything together!

With spirited illustrations, this book is a warm, funny celebration of the special bond between father and child.
Perfect for Father's Day!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Ritchie (What Bear Likes Best!) introduces one lucky cub: his daddy bear is a bit goofy (he likes to play in the rain), confidently protective (his thick coat makes a good hiding place during a thunderstorm), always ready for adventure (whether it's swimming in the river or exploring the forests) and a great storyteller. "My dad is the best/ daddy bear there could be," reads the text, as the young ursine narrator and his father cuddle under a blanket. "We're together forever—/my dad and me." Edgson (The Emperor's New Clothes) lifts this familiar tribute book above the ordinary with her impressionistic settings and backgrounds. The artist portrays the rain-drenched forest, for example, through gradations of gauzy lavenders, blues and yellows, while only hinting at the trees. At the same time, her bears possess a strong sense of physicality and strength. Their coats may be golden and velvety, but their surprisingly lanky bodies exude an easygoing boisterousness that feels distinctly, authentically and joyfully male. Ages 3-7. (May)

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Children's Literature - Sharon Salluzzo
A father bear and his cub spend the day together exploring the world around them. They discover a bird's nest and a beehive. They find a cave in which to shelter from the impending thunderstorm. At the end of the day, they gaze at the stars before father tucks the little cub into bed for the night. Lots of cuddling and other demonstrations of how much they enjoy each other's company can be seen in the large, clear illustrations. The soft blues, greens, and yellows give a cozy, warm feeling. The cadence of the rhyming text is smooth, and the language just right for a preschool story time. This is a good addition to programs on Father's Day, bears, and summer afternoons.
Kirkus Reviews
A playful and loving father and son spend a delightful day bonding together, from a wake-up nose tickle to a final nighttime cuddle. Narrated by the son, the gentle rhyming text highlights the best parts of the day for him . . . and the best traits of his dad. "We race to the river / and Dad jumps straight in. / I climb on his back / and we go for a swim." The two dodge raindrops, search for hidden wonders, find honey, hide from a thunderstorm and tell stories. Throughout, it's obvious that Dad is a hero to his son for his strength, dependability, knowledge of forest secrets and for the security and fun that he brings to his child's life. Edgson's full-bleed illustrations render the father and son duo as cuddly Teddy bear-like figures with wonderfully expressive faces. She perfectly captures the energy, exuberance and joy of the bears as they spend their day together. More and more titles are emerging that celebrate the special bond between fathers and their children; this one adds beautifully to that genre. (Picture book. 3-7)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589255760
Publisher:
Tiger Tales
Publication date:
03/01/2014
Pages:
22
Sales rank:
250,545
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
2 - 4 Years

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