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Publisher: Knife in the Toaster Publishing Company, 2004
Summary: This "Care Package from the Heart" uses simple verse helps a child reflect on and express the love s/he shares with their dad. With this set of illustrated postcards, a child can not only remember dad, but send him a note.
Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 9 to 11
Interest Level: 4 to 10
Age of Child: Read with child 2½ years old.
Young Reader Reaction: S/He liked playing with the cards and reading the prayers and "squeezing my eyes real tight."
Adult Reader Reaction: Because the Dad in our house travels for business, these are handy to have when our toddler asks where he is. S/He is really too young to understand all that the postcards offer, but they are wonderful and s/he can still remember "my Daddy."
Pros: This set of cards offers a wonderful way for kids to "talk" with Dad by sending him notes. It's also a great for helping kids understand and express their feelings for temporary separations, such as travel.
Cons: The book disappears when you've written the postcards.
Borrow or Buy: Buy! In fact, buy two, because you'll want to keep a set at home, even when your child writes notes with the other ones.