Up on Daddy's Shoulders
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Up on Daddy's Shoulders

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by Matt Berry, Lucy Corvino, Lucy Corvino
     
 


Up on Daddy's shoulders is the best place to be in this sweet hardcover picture book!

Up on Daddy's shoulders,
I'm the happiest kid in the world.

Feeling taller than his big brother, his house, and the giraffes at the zoo, a little boy spends the day on his daddy's shoulders as they go for a walk around their neighborhood.

Matt Berry's sweet story of a

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Up on Daddy's shoulders is the best place to be in this sweet hardcover picture book!

Up on Daddy's shoulders,
I'm the happiest kid in the world.

Feeling taller than his big brother, his house, and the giraffes at the zoo, a little boy spends the day on his daddy's shoulders as they go for a walk around their neighborhood.

Matt Berry's sweet story of a little boy and his daddy is brought to life by Lucy Corvino's classic, vivid illustrations.

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BERRY, Matt. Up on Daddy's Shoulders. illus. by Lucy Corvino. unpaged. Scholastic/Cartwheel. June 2006. Tr $6.99. ISBN 0-439-67045-4. LC 2005023626.
PreS–Each line of this simple book begins with the title phrase. As a young boy rides his way through a special day, he comments on how this elevated perspective affects his relationship to his world. He's taller than his big brother and a giraffe at the zoo. He can touch the tops of trees and slam-dunk a basketball. He can even touch the moon and the stars. All of this makes him, “the happiest kid in the world.” Smooth, bright, and cheerful illustrations create an easygoing atmosphere. The day's adventures are pleasant and the boy's statements are made believable through the art. This is an appealing look at quality time spent between a father and son, even though most adults will be amazed at Dad's stamina.–Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI

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PreS. This picture book celebrates a day shared between a young boy and his father. Corvino's sunny paintings fill each double-page spread, in which the boy rides on his father's shoulders. In just a few lines of text on each spread, the boy describes the view from his new perspective: “I am as big as our great big house.” Down the winding road to the zoo, the boy is able to “touch” the tops of trees and “fly” like a bird. He seems taller than giraffes and hills and clouds. At dusk, as father and son return home, the boy feels that he “can touch the moon and stars.” The book ends with a sentence that reinforces the book's message: “Up on Daddy's shoulders, I'm the happiest kid in the world.” Easy on the eyes and ears, this title's rhythm and attractiveness make it a fine read-aloud choice, especially at bedtime. Pair this with titles in the Read-alikes feature, “A Day with Dad,” in Booklist's June 2005 issue. –Kathy Broderick

Children's Literature
This exuberant book, full of bright greens and yellows and curving lines, captures a boy's feelings of exhilaration as he rides his father's shoulders out of the house, through the town, and home again. From his perch he is bigger than his brother, bigger than his grandfather, and just as tall as their house. He and Daddy hike through the woods, climb and descend a hill, then visit the zoo (where a giraffe can stretch its tongue for a lick of the boy's ice cream cone) and a carnival where the boy tops the stilt walker. Flying home over hills and clouds, he reaches for the stars and moon as night falls and Daddy deposits him in the top bunk of his bed. The text and especially Corvino's undulating pictures successfully convey the boy's sense of soaring and empowerment through simple words and the use of unexpected perspectives. Even without any conversation between father and son, young readers will sense the closeness of the two. And what a wonderful gift for Father's Day or a father's birthday! 2006, Cartwheel/Scholastic, Ages 2 to 6.
—Barbara L. Talcroft
School Library Journal
PreS-Each line of this simple book begins with the title phrase. As a young boy rides his way through a special day, he comments on how this elevated perspective affects his relationship to his world. He's taller than his big brother and a giraffe at the zoo. He can touch the tops of trees and slam-dunk a basketball. He can even touch the moon and the stars. All of this makes him, "the happiest kid in the world." Smooth, bright, and cheerful illustrations create an easygoing atmosphere. The day's adventures are pleasant and the boy's statements are made believable through the art. This is an appealing look at quality time spent between a father and son, even though most adults will be amazed at Dad's stamina.-Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439670456
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2006
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
AD670L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author


Matt Berry lives in Celina, Ohio, with his wife, Denise, and four children. Up on Daddy’s Shoulders is his first children’s book.

Hans Wilhem has written more than two hundred children’s books, which have sold over 35 million copies. He lives in Weston, Connecticut with his wife.

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