cover image Daddies Do It Different

Daddies Do It Different

Alan Lawrence Sitomer, illus. by Abby Carter. Disney-Hyperion, $16.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-4231-3315-5

A girl with flyaway curls describes her mother and father’s different parenting styles. Breakfast with Mommy is civilized, but with Daddy, they make a fort from waffles. Carter’s energetic drawings capture the fun-spirited bedlam that ensues when Daddy’s in charge. Though Sitomer includes some gender stereotypes (“When Mommy gets her nails done, I sometimes get mine painted, too”) and sets up a bit of a “fun dad, boring mom” dichotomy, it’s clear that while mom and dad are different, they are equally beloved. Ages 3–7. Agent: Al Zuckerman, Writers House. Illustrator’s agent: MB Artists. (Apr.)