The big brown boots and little red boots shown on the title page prime listeners' funny bones for the scenario on the next page, in which Daddy loses a boot in the mud, while the text reads, "I love my daddy, yes I do, / He's very kind—and funny too." The bond between parent and child builds as clever, talented Daddy cooks and sings, and his devotion to his child is clear as he plays horsey on all fours, gives piggyback rides, and goofs on the swing. The duo enjoy quiet times, too, snacking as they watch TV, cuddling, and enjoying bedtime stories. "My daddy's such a lovely man, / In fact, I am his BIGGEST fan." This tale of mutual admiration offers nothing new, but Andreae does break daddy stereotypes, and the singsong rhythm and bold, colorful, expressive illustrations will have kid appeal. At the same time, the vocabulary and positive attributes (kind, clever, polite) will have adult appeal. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.Review by School Library Journal Reviews
PreS-K—A follow-up to I Love My Mommy (Hyperion, 2011), this simple picture book pays tribute to the special connection between fathers and daughters. A small girl gives a rhyming account of her favorite things about her daddy. "He teaches lots of things to me,/I think he's clever. So does he!" Vivid spreads feature cartoon illustrations with bold outlines and appealing textures. Whether out on the town or cuddling on the couch, Dad, Daughter, and an ever-present stuffed rabbit radiate a comfortable warmth that will resonate with young listeners.—Julie Roach, Cambridge Public Library, MA [Page 113]. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
A father and child enjoy special time together playing on the swings, singing and dancing, having snacks, and cuddling.Review by Publisher Summary 2
A father and child enjoy special time together playing on swings, singing and dancing, having snacks and cuddling.Review by Publisher Summary 3
With verses and bright pictures designed to inspire smiles, this book from a toddler's point of view captures the love between father and child. Joyful and sweet, it is sure to be enjoyed many times over.Review by Publisher Summary 4
With verses and bright pictures designed to inspire smiles, this book from a toddler's point of view captures the love between father and child. Joyful and sweet, it is sure to be enjoyed many times over.