Synopses & Reviews
A day spent with a young child at the beach is filled with many minor dramasa lost shoe, a ball that floats too far out into the water, a drippy ice-cream cone. These can be frustrating events for both child and parent, but the daddy in this book finds a way to fix each problem, lovingly and patiently. Why? Because he loves his little girl, of course! This spot-on pairing of words and images is a warm, reassuring, and humorous tribute to dads everywhere.
Meet thirteen unique fathers-and-child pairs who come from diverse backgrounds and live in different places. Though they are not all the same, their relationships show us an important truth: Even the simplest and most familiar activities become special when dads and kids do them together. This heartwarming book is set in rhyme and features warm, colorful illustrations. Every family will find something to love about this sweet book.
Eve Bunting and Susan Meddaughand#39;s tongue-in-cheek portrayal of a perfect Fatherand#39;s Day--as planned by a four-year-old--is sure to please both kids and their dads, especially when they read it together. This paper-over-board gift edition with foil cover accents is a perfect gift for a perfect Fatherand#39;s Day.
About the Author
Susan Meddaugh was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey. She graduated from Wheaton College, where she studied French literature and fine arts. After working briefly with an advertising agency in New York, she moved to Boston and worked at a publishing company for ten years, first as a designer, then art editor, and finally as art director. While there, she did the illustrations for Good Stones
(Houghton Mifflin) by Anne Epstein, and then decided to strike out on her own as a freelance illustrator and creator of children's books. Since that time, Susan has written and illustrated many popular books for children, including Martha Speaks,
which was chosen as a New York Times
Best Illustrated Book for 1992. In 1998 she was awarded the New England Book Award, given by the New England Booksellers Association to recognize a body of work. Her work also was acknowledged with a New York Times Best Illustrated Award. She lives in Sherborn, Massachusetts.
EVE BUNTING has writtenandnbsp;over two hundredandnbsp;books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere. She lives in Southern California.