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Author: Robert W Kurkela

Illustrator: Cassidy S. Kurkela

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Publisher: Kidzpoetz Publishing,

Material: hard cover

Summary: Through poem, a father describes family and love, with illustrations by his young daughter. This is a poetry book for all ages.

Type of Reading: family reading; anytime reading; read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 8; read yourself: 7 to 9

Interest Level: 4 to 8

Age of Child: Read with 3½-year-old child.

Young Reader Reaction: Preschooler found the subjects and rhymes enjoyable and compared the artwork to his/her own.

Adult Reader Reaction: This is a sweet book. Although written by an adult, it presents a child's perspective.

Pros: This is a family book to enjoy in bits or as an entire book. It is a great book for family time and talking about family life.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. With this book you can enjoy your child's reaction as they grow and absorb different aspects of the poetry.

If You Liked This Book, Try: A MOTHER'S PROMISE   LITTLE KANGAROO, I LOVE YOU! (A Read-and-Squeeze Sweet Talkin' Book)   YOU WILL BE MY BABY EVEN WHEN

Educational Themes: This book allows families to present comparisons, broadening a child's perspective and helping them understand that other families and children have the same experiences.

Literary Categories: Fiction - poetry, picture book, family

Date(s) Reviewed: September 2005

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