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A perfect Father's Day
Bunting, Eve, 1928-
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Publication Information:
New York : Houghton Mifflin, [2000]

Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 24 cm.

1 audiocassette : analog + 1 book (32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 24 cm.).
When four-year-old Susie treats her father to a series of special activities for Father's Day, they just happen to be all of her own favorite things.
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Accompanied by book of the same title.

Turn-the-page signals on side 1 of cassette.
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Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.0 0.5 143716.
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"I'm taking you out for Father's Day," Susie tells Dad. "First we'll go for lunch." "Good," Dad says. "May I drive?" "Certainly," Susie says. She chooses the restaurant, and pretty soon Dad can see that she's filled this special day with treats--treats for both of them! When they get back home, Mom's final surprise (that isn't really a surprise at all) is a perfect ending for the perfect day.

Author Notes

Eve Bunting was born in 1928 in Maghera, Ireland, as Anne Evelyn Bunting. She graduated from Northern Ireland's Methodist College in Belfast in 1945 and then studied at Belfast's Queen's College. She emigrated with her family in 1958 to California, and became a naturalized citizen in 1969.

That same year, she began her writing career, and in 1972, her first book, "The Two Giants" was published. In 1976, "One More Flight" won the Golden Kite Medal, and in 1978, "Ghost of Summer" won the Southern California's Council on Literature for Children and Young People's Award for fiction. "Smokey Night" won the American Library Association's Randolph Caldecott Medal in 1995 and "Winter's Coming" was voted one of the 10 Best Books of 1977 by the New York Times.

Bunting is involved in many writer's organizations such as P.E.N., The Authors Guild, the California Writer's Guild and the Society of Children's Book Writers. She has published stories in both Cricket, and Jack and Jill Magazines, and has written over 150 books in various genres such as children's books, contemporary, historic and realistic fiction, poetry, nonfiction and humor.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 3-6. It's Father's Day, and four-year-old Susie has planned a perfect outing with all the things she knows her dad will like the best. First it's lunch at the fast-food restaurant, followed by feeding the ducks in the park, then playing on the swings, the monkey bars, and the merry-go-round. Dad wants a balloon, of course, as well as a surprise chocolate cake with four candles (one for every year that he's been Susie's dad). And in fact, Susie's right--her dad does think the day is perfect. Bunting's simple, witty text sketches a warm father-daughter relationship and affectionately glances at the four-year-old mind at work. Meddaugh's bright watercolor and pencil illustrations add to the humor as they show the two enjoying the day but with clearly differing levels of energy and points of view. A charming Father's Day offering that would be equally good reading all year long. ~--Leone McDermott

School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-- Wide-eyed, curly-topped Susie offers to take Dad out to eat for ``a perfect Father's Day'' (``May I drive?,'' Dad asks), then to the duck pond (``You like to feed the ducks, don't you, Dad?''), then to the park (``Do you like the monkey bars?''). Clearly the perfect Father's Day requires the perfect father, and Susie's parent quite literally takes the cake. Meddaugh's balloon-colored cartoons are perfectly tuned to the spirit of the day. With more spontaneity than most made-to-order picture books, this is an engaging family portrait and a winning tribute to ``Dad.'' --Marcia Hupp, Mamaroneck Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.