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How much do fathers love their children? Enough to fly them to school in a plane? Enough to dig for the biggest dinosaur the world has ever known? From exploring dark caves to leading a marching band to even being a space alien, a father’s love is unconditional, and he will do anything to make sure all of his child’s dreams come true.
The dynamic duo of Sherry North and Marcellus Hall team up once again to treat parents and children to a story that celebrates affection with imagination. Because I Am Your Daddy is a great read-aloud book at storytime or a soothing book at bedtime, and an ideal gift for new fathers on Father’s Day.
F&P level: K
Praise for Because I Am Your Daddy
"Daddy/daughter bedtime reading doesn't get any cozier. The text is accompanied by Hall's fun and stylishly retro watercolors." -BookPage
"This selection is a perfect Father's Day pick." -School Library Journal
"Hall's airy, retro-flavored watercolors depict the father's artfully exaggerated roles. A stylish depiction of fatherly devotion." -Publishers Weekly
"The loving bond between parent and child is at the core of the story, and the joy is as much in the hugs as in the imaginative play." -Booklist
"Hall's simply gorgeous retro-styled watercolors depicting a dad with his dark-haired daughter and her dolly go to town with each premise--the image of the three of them surfing is nothing short of breathtaking in its jewel-toned splashy motion." -Kirkus reviews
Also available by Sherry North and Marcellus Hall
Praise for Because You Are My Baby
“Rhythms reminiscent of those in Margaret Wise Brown’s Runaway Bunny . . . The sentimental text is balanced by simple geometric shapes that evoke rockets, sea life, and airplanes adventuring happily together in uncluttered spreads.” —Booklist
“Wry but always inviting images . . . lifts a familiar premise far above the ordinary.” —Publishers Weekly
Also available from Marcellus Hall
Praise for City I Love
[STAR] “Many added layers of narrative delight as well as beautiful colors and an eye-catching sense of design . . . This book is really special, a global tour de force.” —School Library Journal, starred review
[STAR] “Hall’s watercolor urban scenes capture the big city’s scale while depicting both its bustle and its quieter corners.” —Kirkus, starred reviewF&P level: Z
|Publisher:||Abrams, Harry N., Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||10.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Sherry North is a former writer and producer for CNN Headline News, and the author of Because You Are My Baby. She lives with her husband in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Marcellus Hall illustrated Abrams’ Because You Are My Baby and City I Love. He lives in New York City.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What would a father do to make his child's dreams come true? If he were a pilot, he could fly her to school. If he were a scientist, he could help her dig up the biggest dinosaur the world has ever known. If he were a surfer, he could take her on his board to ride the highest wall of water. If he were an explorer, he could guide her through the darkest cave. And if he were an inventor, he could build a high-tech tree house. Author Sherry North's flowing poetic text helps us to feel how a father measures his love for his daughter. The watercolor paintings by illustrator Marcellus Hall, though contemporary, have the feel of those wonderful children's picture books of the 1950s and allow the reader to visualize the loving bond between parent and child. North and Hall had previously collaborated on Because You Are My Baby, which won the NAPPA Gold Award for 2008. As a daddy myself, Because You Are My Daddy gets a high five from me.