cover image Daddy’s Back-to-School Shopping Adventure

Daddy’s Back-to-School Shopping Adventure

Alan Lawrence Sitomer, illus. by Abby Carter. Disney-Hyperion, $16.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-4231-8421-8

The family from Daddies Do It Different and Daddy’s Zigzagging Bedtime Story is back, and back-to-school shopping for Jake and Jenny is driven by one budget-conscious rule: “We only buy what’s on the list.” When the ever-ebullient Daddy spots a lunchbox from his youth at the store (“See, there’s this thing called nostalgia,” he tries to explain), will the rule go out the window? Sitomer’s dialogue and Carter’s exaggerated paintings are as energetic as ever in a story that’s less about preparing for the first day of school than about celebrating a father who’s really just a kid at heart. Ages 3–5. Author’s agent: Al Zuckerman, Writers House. Illustrator’s agent: Mela Bolinao, MB Artists. (June)