You Can Do Anything, Daddy!
Michael Rex, . . Putnam, $14.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-399-24298-4
It's bedtime, which means it's a perfect time for a boy to ask his father one of the most important questions of all: "Daddy, if I got taken by pirates, would you save me?" "Of course, Son," the man assures him, which only encourages the boy to spin out increasingly more elaborate perils. They culminate in the child's abduction by "robot gorilla pirates from Mars," who have a nefarious plan to shoot him into space. However, Daddy, who may look mild-mannered, nonetheless possesses the guts and ingenuity worthy of Indiana Jones, and can take whatever his offspring's imagination dishes out. Rex (
Reviewed on: 03/12/2007