Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (May 4, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 10.5 x 7.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
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Age Range: 4 - 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 3
My mom got this book for my husband right before our daughter was born... He loves it and it is exactly the way he is! The dad is so patient and understanding, and I cry every time I read it. It's such a sweet book to give a new dad!
This is a wonderful book, not only for the loving ways the father interacts with his child, but also to serve as a gentle reminder to harried parents of other ways to be. Sometimes we all need to dig deeper into our souls to find yet another bit of patience for our children. This father reminds us how to turn away from those knee-jerk reactions to the normal needs of a child and continue to be loving, kind, generous, and helpful to our children. A beautiful, simple, poignant book!
We first checked this book out at the library, but after several times I just bought her a copy. It's a very sweet book with simple words and familiar scenes. She can basically recite it now. When her daddy is out of town she almost always chooses it as her bedtime story. Daddy approves and it's one of his favorites to read to her.
I got this book as part of a father's day gift from our toddler to her daddy. The story is cute and appropriate in our case. (There is one page that talks about when you lose your shoe your daddy could say why didn't you put it where you could find it but instead he searches through the house for it. Replace shoe with car keys and daughter with wife - and that is my husband's life!).There is no mom in any of the illustrations or plot line. This book is JUST dad and daughter so it may be a nice buy for a divorced/single dad since I see so many books that gear towards mom and dad in the picture. Or it could just be a father/daughter outing too. Just something I noticed.All in all a nice book about a father/daughter's day where the dad is patient and loving despite the daughter making a few mistakes.
Every time I read this book it reminds me to be more patient and affectionate with my children. Parents can learn as much from reading children's stories as children do. The Runaway Bunny is the best children's story ever, but this must be the best one about a father I have ever read.
Charming little series of situations - my daughter loves to read this with me before her bedtime. Added bonus - some of the anecdotes in the book actually made me react better to difficult situations such as when she's throwing a tantrum to watch more TV on a Saturday morning.So a book that my daughter loves and something to learn in it for a single dad too - that's a great twofer from this inexpensive little book.
Sometimes fathers are made to think that they are expendable. They aren't. Fathers provide a very significant grounding influence in a child's life and helps the child to grow into a balanced adult. This book will delight both the father and the child because it is a book about the unconditional love of a father for his child written for both to enjoy.
The illustrations and the text in this book are a perfect marriage; the father is so kind so loving and so patient, makes your heart warm. Every time I get to the last page I get tears in my eyes; so touching and so simple yet so evocative! A must for all daddies and children!
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