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My Daddy Likes to Say
     

My Daddy Likes to Say

by Denise Brennan-Nelson, Jane Monroe Donovan (Illustrator)
 
Daddies of the world rejoice! You finally get to have your say! Following in the footsteps of the charming My Momma Likes to Say now comes My Daddy Likes to Say. Thousands of proverbs and idioms are found in the English language. Derived from many sources and cultures, oftentimes they can be confusing. The buck stops here My daddy likes to say I'm not sure what he

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Daddies of the world rejoice! You finally get to have your say! Following in the footsteps of the charming My Momma Likes to Say now comes My Daddy Likes to Say. Thousands of proverbs and idioms are found in the English language. Derived from many sources and cultures, oftentimes they can be confusing. The buck stops here My daddy likes to say I'm not sure what he means But I like it anyway. Can deer read? Do they know Red means stop And green means go? This latest entry in the "Likes to Say" series continues the tradition of using hilarious visual interpretations of oft-used sayings as a fun and useful tool in language education.Denise Brennan-Nelson grew up in a large family and her dad had many things he liked to say. This is her fourth "Likes to Say" book. Her other books include Willow and Buzzy the Bumblebee. When she's not traveling the country speaking to schoolchildren and teachers, Denise makes her home in Howell, Michigan. Jane Monroe Donovan has illustrated numerous titles for Sleeping Bear Press includingBlack Beauty's Early Days in the Meadow; the bestselling Winter's Gift; and all of the "Likes to Say" books. Jane makes her home in Pinckney, Michigan.

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School Library Journal

Gr 1-3

My Daddy joins My Momma ... (2003), My Grandma ... (2007), and My Teacher ... (2004, all Sleeping Bear) as Brennan-Nelson continues to introduce children to a variety of idioms through rhyming verse and literally interpreted illustrations. Each spread has background information on the origin of the featured expression that is much more engaging than the verse, but it is likely to be overlooked because of its small font. The expressions include "the buck stops here," "fly by the seat of your pants," and "cool as a cucumber." Donovan's pictures add humorous charm: for example, the robust green cucumber sunbathing becomes a shriveled pickle. The final spread may be a bit confusing to children as the illustration and text highlight the saying "in the doghouse" while the informational material concerns "on cloud nine." "We've been on a wild goose chase.'/And had a whale of a time.'/If we're not in the doghouse'/we're sitting on cloud nine.'" Purchase if the earlier titles are in demand.-Maura Bresnahan, High Plain Elementary School, Andover, MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585364329
Publisher:
Sleeping Bear Press
Publication date:
04/02/2009
Series:
Likes to Say
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
295,362
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
6 - 12 Years

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