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Summary: A little girl talks about all of the things her daddy does with her. Her thoughts are illustrated by pairs of animals doing similar things. A simple story to show that dads of every species take care of their kids.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, anytime reading, playtime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 8
Interest Level: 1 to 5
Age of Child: started reading at 7 months
Young Reader Reaction: Initially wasn't interested. Now (at 22 months) much more interested in the pictures. Recognizes more of the animals, too. A regular request when Daddy reads at night.
Adult Reader Reaction: Not quite the story I originally thought it would be. Have grown to like how the text talks about something that is illustrated by a different animal pair.
Pros: Very straightforward ideas, focused on concepts that the little ones understand "he helps me reach things….he takes naps with me," etc.
Cons: Not really a storybook. This is more a recitation of the things that Dads do for their children.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow this one first. It's not so popular that it will be an every-day request.
Educational Themes: The central theme is love and the bond between a dad and 'his girl.'
Literary Categories: Fiction - animal stories
Date(s) Reviewed: August 2003
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