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Daddy will you miss me?
McCormick, Wendy.
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Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1999.
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1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
A boy and his daddy come up with lots of different ways to stay close to one another while the daddy is in Africa for four weeks.
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Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.3 0.5 43487.
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PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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Tender illustrations and a heartwarming story of love between a father and child make this book a winner. To feel closer while Dad is away on a four-week business trip to Africa, a father and son come up with a series of rituals. As Dad blows a kiss every night at bedtime, the boy is busy putting together a collection of souvenirs for each passing day. Text copyright 2004 Lectorum Publications, Inc.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

A boy is saddened by his father's departure for a four-week business trip to Africa. "Eachus's softly focused lifelike portraits capture the sincerity and wistfulness of both adult and child," said PW. Ages 2-6. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3Four weeks seems like forever to a youngster whose dad is on a business trip in Africa. Rituals such as the father whispering his sons name to the wind and sending kisses across the ocean and the boy marking off the days on the kitchen calendar help pass the time. When the child and his mother feed the winter birds, he imagines his father watching giant African birds and when he follows animal tracks in the snow, he imagines the man following lions across the sand. When the day finally arrives for the narrator, his baby sister, and his mother to go to the airport, the boy is the first to find his father and leaps into his arms. This gentle picture book will be reassuring for children coping with a brief separation from a parent and is ideal for Fathers Day displays. The nameless childs first-person narrative is gentle and depicts a contemplative lad. The illustrations, done in warm, homey shades, are executed in crayon pencil and depict the boys world as one filled with love and parental support and concern. For another title dealing with a traveling parent, see Caroline Feller Bauers My Mom Travels a Lot (Puffin, 1985).Shawn Brommer, Southern Tier Library System, Painted Post, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.