From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2—The team who created Because You Are My Baby
(Abrams, 2008), about the different careers a mother could pursue and how she would use them to benefit her baby, continues that same concept here. The different professions the father tries range from famous (Hollywood director and baseball player) to adventurous (explorer and ranger) to out of this world—literally. North uses simple "if…then" structured rhymes that beg to be read aloud. "If I were a librarian, we could venture anywhere./Wherever we decide to go, a book would take us there." The father, his daughter, and her doll ride a book like a magic carpet. Hall again creates fun-filled, full-page watercolor cartoon illustrations in the same retro style as the first book. This selection is a perfect Father's Day pick.—Samantha Larsen Hastings, West Jordan Public Library, UT
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In this companion to Because You Are My Baby (2008), written in a mother’s loving voice, it is Daddy who makes a preschooler’s dreams come true. Playful rhyme and uncluttered watercolor spreads depict the two together in exciting, invented scenarios: Daddy as a pilot who flies his daughter to school and impresses all of her friends; Daddy as an inventor who makes a high-tech tree house. The loving bond between parent and child is at the core of the story, and the joy is as much in the hugs as in the imaginative play. Preschool. --Hazel Rochman