Daddy’s Girl

Helen Foster James, illus. by Estelle Corke. Ideals, $15.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-8249-5681-3
In this resolutely cheery story, a girl welcomes her father as the guest of honor at her tea party, a time-honored playroom tradition. The girl, who narrates, dons her sparkly finest for the occasion, and her father follows suit, allowing his daughter to dress him up with a paper crown and boa. It isn’t a story with much emotional range—James’s honeyed verse sticks to the girl’s gushy sense of excitement and gratitude for her father’s participation: “Teas and cakes we’ll each have some—/ Sip, sip, sip, and yum, yum, yum!” Likewise, Corke’s cozy paintings aren’t especially distinctive, but they certainly convey the tenderness shared between father and daughter. Ages 4–7. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 04/17/2017
Release date: 04/01/2017
Genre: Children's
Board Books - 20 pages - 978-0-8249-1998-6
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