Synopses & Reviews
A string of comically stylized parent-and-child animal pairs say andldquo;good nightandrdquo; and andldquo;sleep tightandrdquo; to each other in masterful coupletsandmdash;a chickandrsquo;s andldquo;cheep cheepandrdquo; is answered by a chickenandrsquo;s andldquo;cluck cluckandrdquo;; a puppyandrsquo;s andldquo;ruff ruffandrdquo; is returned with a dogandrsquo;s andldquo;woof woofandrdquo;andmdash;all leading up to a human toddler and her dad at bedtime! This second title in a brand-new board book series on animal (and human) first words by award-winning author/illustrator Ethan Long is sure to make tucking in a lot more fun!
andquot;A clever, deceptively simple board book...A completely satisfying, age-appropriate package.andquot;
andquot;[T]his friendly chain of greetings and Longandrsquo;s bright, spongy-edged digital illustrations create an infectious sense of good cheer.andquot;
andquot;Lightning may not strike twice in the same place, but Long comes close with this companion to Hi! ...Adults and new talkers will enjoy playing with the onomatopoeia and identifying the animals.andquot;
A young child starts off this laugh-out-loud picture book by listing all the ways his dad is NOT a superhero: he can't leap tall buildings, run faster than a speeding bullet, or shoot webs out of his wrists.
Each spread illustrates how Dad doesn't have super powers but is still a hero at heart. The sweet ending depicts all the cool-if not super-activities Dad does do with the child, like throwing a baseball, playing checkers and going toy shopping.
Ethan Long's spot-on artwork perfectly accompanies this super funny and super sweet story.
Praise for Ethan Long:
A nicely illustrated tale that speaks volumes about the bond between a dad and his son...a great story that will be perfect as a gift for any dad or son. -The New York Journal of Books
A string of comically stylized animals greet each other in masterfully rhyming coupletsandmdash;an owlandrsquo;s andldquo;hooandrdquo; is answered by a cowandrsquo;s andldquo;mooandrdquo;; a crowandrsquo;s andldquo;cawandrdquo; is returned with a donkeyandrsquo;s andldquo;hee-hawandrdquo;andmdash;all leading up to the andldquo;hi!andrdquo; and andldquo;good-bye!andrdquo; of a human toddler and his mom! The first in a brand-new board book series on animal (and human) first words by award-winning author and illustrator Ethan Long.
About the Author
Ethan Long is an award-winning author and illustrator of more than 65 childrenandrsquo;s books, as well as the creator of the Emmy-nominated series Tasty Time with ZeFronk on Playhouse Disney. Long won the 2013 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for his picture book Up, Tall and High. He lives with his wife, author Heather Long, and their three children in Orlando, Florida.