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Father's Day
     

Father's Day

by Anne Rockwell, Lizzy Rockwell (Illustrator)
 

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What's the perfectgift for Dad?

In Mrs. Madoff's class, it's a book made just for him. First the kids think about their special moments with their fathers. Sam's dad is so strong, he can carry Sam on his shoulders. Eveline's dad sings to her when Maman has to work at night. Jessica writes about her father in Texas ... and her stepfather at home. And when it's

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What's the perfectgift for Dad?

In Mrs. Madoff's class, it's a book made just for him. First the kids think about their special moments with their fathers. Sam's dad is so strong, he can carry Sam on his shoulders. Eveline's dad sings to her when Maman has to work at night. Jessica writes about her father in Texas ... and her stepfather at home. And when it's time to celebrate at school, both of her fathers give Jessica the best surprise of all.

Here is a new Mrs. Madoff book for families to cherish on Father's Day and every day of the year.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A companion to Mother's Day, Father's Day by Anne Rockwell, illus. by Lizzy Rockwell, centers on a classroom of children who are "making books about our dads." From universal observations (e.g., "I'm as tall as the sky/ when I'm up on his shoulders") and memories to one child's quandary about which father to write about (one lives in Texas, the other lives with her and her mother), the text and illustrations show families of diverse cultures and model how to make the finished book for Dad. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Using the same format as the other popular "Mrs. Madoff" books the Rockwell team tackles Father's Day with their usual deft touch. The first spread shows three of the class's students busily writing. If the reader turns the book upside down it is easy to read the essays to discover that they are writing about their fathers. The first person narration is from a boy who is proud of his father's strength. Each student tells something about his or her own dad and the illustrations show what has been described. Several different family situations are part of the storyline and each of the fathers has different skills for the children to write about. Mrs. Madoff keeps the children on task and they go to the publishing center where the stories are printed and bound into "books" to be shared with the dads for Father's Day. The dads come to school on a day in June and they all share a picnic to celebrate the special relationship of fathers and children. Simple but satisfactory in its tribute to fathers, this book is a good addition to pre-school and primary grade libraries. It will be an inspiration for projects for any students who are already doing some writing on their own. Others can give voice to their own stories about their dads to be recorded by a helping adult. 2005, HarperCollins, Ages 3 to 6.
—Sheilah Egan
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-A welcome companion to the Rockwells' Mother's Day (HarperCollins, 2004). When the students in Mrs. Madoff's class are asked to write books about their dads, each child's work illustrates a distinctive aspect of the relationship with a pleasing variety of multicultural nuances. Lizzie Rockwell's cheery illustrations closely follow the text, with color and simplicity that will appeal to young children. In addition to honoring fatherhood, a very basic understanding of bookmaking is revealed as the students write and illustrate their work before taking it to the school's publishing center. Another noteworthy aspect to this seemingly straightforward book is the variety of family configurations included. Most children will be able to make a connection to the positive role models, even if their own fathers don't fit these ideals. Don't limit this book to Father's Day-it should be enjoyed year round. Also, teachers will find it useful for stimulating discussion about what makes a family.-Mary Hazelton, Elementary Schools in Warren & Waldoboro, ME Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060513771
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/26/2005
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Anne Rockwell is a pioneer in the field of nonfiction for very young children. She has more than a hundred books to her credit, including Why Are the Ice Caps Melting? and Clouds in the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Anne and Lizzy Rockwell have collaborated on all the Mrs. Madoff books, including St. Patrick's Day and Presidents' Day, and Who Lives in an Alligator Hole? in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. Anne is the author of What's So Bad About Gasoline?; Brendan and Belinda and the Slam Dunk!; Why Are the Ice Caps Melting?; and Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth. Lizzy is the author-illustrator of Good Enough to Eat; The Busy Body Book; and Hello Baby! Both Anne and Lizzy live in Connecticut.

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