He's Your Daddy
“From pups and dogs to tadpoles and frogs, this book introduces young children to the names of daddy animals and those of their babies. The rich and engaging mixed-media illustrations place the animal pairings in their natural contexts, each depicting a snapshot of their relational interactions. With rhyming sentences on every two-page spread, this inspiring volume allows children – alone or with their parents, caregivers, and/or educators – to become familiar with a dozen baby/daddy animal-name dyads….The rhythmical writing, alongside the soft humor it encompasses, allows for the new information to be effortlessly internalized and committed to memory…The book is complemented with useful and well-thought-out enhancements: a narrative to spark conversation, further information on all animals mentioned in the previous pages, a matching game, and tips for reading. A clever, multispecies celebration of the father-child bond.” —Kirkus Reviews (June 25, 2018)
News & Book-Related Activities
One of the animals featured in “He’s Your Daddy” is a giraffe. Learn to make your own giraffe crown here. (Ages 3-6)
A little something extra: high resolution bookmarks from He’s Your Daddy that you can print at home or school.
I’ve just learned that He’s Your Daddy will be a finalist for the 31st Annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award! How exciting is that?
I’m honored to have received a certificate for a silver medal from the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards.
Reviews from Goodreads
3.9 rating based on 16 ratings (all editions)
Author(s): Publisher: Dawn Publications (CA)
"If you were an animal - wild or tame, would you know your daddy's name?" Every page answers this question with a different animal. Meet a joey riding piggy-back whose daddy is a sugar glider, a calf whose daddy is a towering giraffe, and a tiny fry floating next to its seahorse daddy. Children will be delightfully surprised by the animal in the middle of the book, and dads will especially appreciate the scene on the last page. Rhyming verses describe animal characteristics, and watercolor illustrations capture the feeling of all the different habitats, making every page a teachable moment. Additional animal information and matching game in the back of the book extends the learning.