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)
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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
4.2 rating based on 38 ratings (all editions)
Author(s): Publisher: Dawn Publications (CA)
Animals are so busy! In daytime eagles dive for fish, lizards gobble insects, and tortoises dine on cactus flowers. When night falls, bats catch moths, crickets sing, and cougars prowl. Engaging rhymes describe the action through the cycle of every day and night, as well as through each month of the year. An "Explore More" section provides teachers and parents with lots of ideas to expand on the seasonal and nocturnal themes.