Daddy’s nose is red. His eyes are sleepy. How can we make him feel better? Part of the Bright Start series, Feel Better, Daddy introduces and helps develop the idea of empathy for children aged 1–3. A big pot of “soup,” a beautiful drawing, a snuggle—a girl explores the different ways she can show empathy when her daddy is sick. With simple stories and engaging illustrations, the Bright Start series of board books opens conversations about emotions and mental well-being, providing you with the tools and language needed to develop and nurture emotional intelligence in your child. Bright Start responds to recent research showing that emotional development begins in infancy, when children first bond with their caregivers. Early development of emotional intelligence helps children to form healthy and long-lasting relationships, builds the foundations for stable mental health, and lays the groundwork for academic achievement. Give your child a Bright Start for a healthier and happier life.
About the Author
Nancy Loewen is an award-winning author who has written over 130 fiction and nonfiction titles for children and young adults, including Baby Wants Mama, Do I Have To?: Kids Talk About Responsibility, and Scarlett the Cat to the Rescue: Fire Hero. She received a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers for her Writer's Toolbox series. Her book The Last Day of Kindergarten is a Scholastic Book Club bestseller and a Minnesota Book Award Finalist. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Hamlin University, St. Paul, and lives in the Twin Cities. Learn more at www.nancyloewen.net.
Hazel Michelle Quintanilla is an award-winning illustrator from El Salvador. She has a degree in Graphic Design from Matias Delgado University in San Salvador and has over ten year's experience working with advertising agencies. Hazel has been passionate about illustration since childhood, leading her to master a wide variety of media. She lives in Guatemala with her husband and their three cute dogs.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is such a sweet story. A little girl realizes her daddy is not feeling well as a cold is brewing inside of him. His nose is red, his eyes are sleepy and he starts sneezing. She recognizes that he is not feeling well and takes it upon herself to become daddy for the day! "Taking Care of Daddy" is part of Bright Start; a touching new series of board books which combines charming stories with adorable illustrations to nurture emotional intelligence and this book does just that. This loving little daughter reads to her daddy, becomes his snuggle bunny at nap time, and tends to his every need. The book is teaching a lovely life lesson on empathy to wee ones. Adorable illustrations are kid-friendly and relatable. The 10 page board book will be well received by that age group. The little superhero helps nurse her daddy back to health because right from the get-go she empathises with his malady. It's a win-win situation for both and a celebration of love and caring. Highly recommended.
I love this book! It is so sweet and caring and demonstrates empathy without being preachy. Daddy is sick and his daughter wants to make him feel better. The child who listens to this picture book will see all that she tries...does daddy feel better in the end? Is he ready to be the usual daddy again? Adults may know but children will love finding out. The illustrations as you can see from the cover are simple yet very appealing. I enjoyed looking at the little girl, her dad and I adore the dog. Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a lovely book about what happens when a parent is sick and how a child might help. The opinions are my own.