The Very Best Daddy of All [With Free Greeting Card Inside!]
Marion Dane Bauer. Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, $12.95 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-689-84178-1
Celebrating all that fathers do, The Very Best Daddy of All by Marion Dane Bauer, illus. by Leslie Wu, a companion to My Mother Is Mine, lists one noble, caring trait of various animal daddies on each spread. A songbird serenading his offspring in a nest demonstrates ""Some daddies sing you awake."" Warm pastel illustrations of dramatically lit scenes show animal fathers tending to or protecting their young, the last featuring a human father and son.
Reviewed on: 04/01/2004
Board Books - 34 pages - 9781416985174
Hardcover - 40 pages - 978-0-689-84178-1
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