Tuesday, April 23, 2013
I Love My Daddy by Giles Andreae and Emma Dodd (Orchard Books)
It's still a little early for Father's Day yet (in the UK it's on Sunday June 16th Folks, but various territories have it on different days). Nevertheless, it's never too early to celebrate dads (and mums) so here's a charming little book from two giants in children's picture books.
Giles (Pants) Andreae and Emma (Cinderelephant) Dodd are an awesome match, and this book celebrates all the things that are great about dads, and being a dad.
Shoulder carries, water fights, lulling you to sleep with a story (sounds familiar!) or perhaps tuning up the air guitar for a rock-out marathon on a sunday afternoon when mum's out of the house, it's brilliant being a dad and just so mums don't feel completely left out, there's an accompanying "I Love My Mummy" book by this immensely talented duo too!
Brilliant for younger children, but also very much appreciated by Charlotte (and her daddy of course!)
Charlotte's best bit: Daddy's terrible singing and air guitar playing (very much like ReadItDaddy's!)
Daddy's favourite bit: Nice to see 'being silly' being celebrated. This happens a lot at home!
(Kindly sent to us for review by Orchard Books)