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Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. More
Summary: There's new snow outside. A perfect day for Daddy to bundle up his baby and explore the day. The author uses poetry to describe all the things Daddy does with his little girl.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, playtime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 8
Interest Level: 1 to 6
Age of Child: Started reading with child 2 years old. Our child returns to this periodically still, three years later.
Young Reader Reaction: We immediately loved it because "it looks like me." S/He also liked making the sounds of sleigh riding and picking out particularly pages "go to the horses". Now we want to read it ourselves because we like to "blow on toes" and "kiss the nose and cheeks.
Adult Reader Reaction: Who doesn't love kisses from their child? A nice poem, albeit a bit stilted. The first two lines of each 4-line stanza are identical which makes the rhyme a little boring.
Pros: It's great to have a daddy-and-me tale. The poem moves quickly through the day outdoors.
Cons: The poem could use a little more sophistication in its rhyming pattern. Some of the activities (like riding in a horse-drawn sleigh) may not be available to you with every snow.
Borrow or Buy: This book could go either way. Its nice to add a Daddy-and-me book to the collection, but there are other nice stories out there, too. Keep it in mind as a good gift title.
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