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Title:
The daddy book
Author:
Parr, Todd.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : Little, Brown, 2002.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
Represents a variety of fathers, with lots of hair and little hair, making cookies and buying doughnuts, camping out and taking naps, and hugging and kissing their children.
General Note:
"Megan Tingley books."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780316607995
Format :
Book

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With his trademark childlike art, Todd Parr celebrates fathers and all the different varieties they come in. Whether daddies work far away or at home, or have a lot of hair or just a little hair, "All daddies love to hug and kiss you" and "All daddies want you to be who you are." Parr's messages are funny and reassuring, making this the perfect book for celebrating daddies on Father's Day and every day.


Author Notes

Todd Parr was born on July 9, 1962. In 1995 he moved to San Francisco, California where he pursued a career as an artist. After being rejected by many galleries, he showed his artwork at Wolfgang Puck's restaurant Postrio. This exhibit led to him creating merchandise for Macy's and his own children's clothing line.

He is the author and illustrator of over 30 children's books which contain simple messages about acceptance, difference, and empowerment including The Thankful Book. In 2005 the preschool television show he created, ToddWorld, premiered on TLC and Discovery Kids.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Reviewed with Todd Parr's The Mommy Book. Ages 2-5. In the spirit of the classic Free to Be You and Mesong, "Parents are People," these companion titles celebrate the diversity of mommies and daddies. Using his signature neon palette and clean-lined, childlike art, Parr shows how mommies and daddies can drive different vehicles ("Some mommies drive minivans. Some mommies drive motorcycles"); work in different places ("Some daddies work at home. Some daddies work far away"); teach different things ("Some mommies teach you how to paint. Some mommies teach you how to play sports"), and so on. Parr's blazing colors show blue, green, and orange faces that seem multicultural. And children from single-parent homes will like that each book shows only one parent--loving, fun, and holding it all together. Bright, comforting, and written with appealing rhythm, these are good choices for lap-sharing or initiating conversations about families. Gillian Engberg.


Publisher's Weekly Review

Just in time for Mother's Day and Father's Day, a pair of books by Todd Parr celebrates different kinds of parents. "Some mommies work at home/ Some mommies work in big buildings," states The Mommy Book, accompanied by Parr's signature combination of simple text and neon-bright contrasting colors with bold black line. Similarly, The Daddy Book highlights the differences between dads. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-In these companion titles, Parr celebrates characteristics of mothers and fathers, and points out differences. For instance, "Some daddies teach you how to walk Some daddies teach you how to ride a skateboard"; "Some mommies fly kites Some mommies fly planes." The simple texts are accompanied by joyful, childlike illustrations done in vibrant colors, with faces that are yellow, tan, blue, purple, and other hues; figures and objects are outlined with thick, black lines. Parents of both genders are shown working at home and holding cleaning supplies. A few pages share the same text, for example, "All daddies [or mommies] like to watch you sleep!" The books close with the statement that all mommies [or daddies] "love to kiss and hug you" and "want you to be who you are!" While these titles do not overtly address single-parent households and nontraditional families, Parr allows youngsters to see the similarities that many families share by recognizing differences.-Shawn Brommer, South Central Library System, Madison, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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