Verses for Dad's Heart

Verses for Dad's Heart

by Steven Layne, Gail Klinger
     
 

A seamless blend of verse and illustration that is both accomplished and inspirational. These poems cross the boundaries of age, race, and gender and honor the heroes closest to home-our dads

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A seamless blend of verse and illustration that is both accomplished and inspirational. These poems cross the boundaries of age, race, and gender and honor the heroes closest to home-our dads

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School Library Journal
Gr 4 Up-These 19 poems celebrate fathers and their role in families. Most of the selections are written from an adult perspective, as the narrators look back to childhood and remember all that their dads were and did and how much is owed to them. Sentimental in tone, the overriding message is of love, appreciation, and respect for a father who was always there-strong, faithful, and dependable. Illustrations of loving, multicultural families are drawn in muted tones on beige backgrounds, complementing the hushed, reverent tone. Collections with more child appeal include Myra Cohn Livingston's Poems for Fathers (Holiday, 1989; o.p.), Mary Ann Hoberman's Fathers, Mothers, Sisters, Brothers (Turtleback, 1993), In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall (Lee & Low, 2000), and John Micklos's Daddy Poems (Boyds Mills, 2003).-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589801455
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/29/2004
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
1,148,562
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

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Meet the Author

STEVEN L. LAYNE is a professor at Judson University in Elgin, Illinois, where he also serves as director of the Master of Education in Literacy program. His work has been recognized by organizations such as USA Today, the Milken Family Foundation, and the Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

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