From School Library Journal
K-Gr 1-Zappa presents a daddy monster who tickles, plays games, plans fun-filled excursions, and offers spaghetti for breakfast and ice cream in the tub. He evinces a generally goofy persona that allows for plenty of mud and burping along with cuddles and care. Young children will probably giggle and warm up to the monster dad, who appears more silly than scary in Santat's exuberant illustrations. However, there isn't much story line beyond the list of pledges that the grown-up makes to his child, based, as he explains in the end, on the parenting he himself received. And while the family depicted seems recognizable, it is familiar in a stereotypical TV sitcom kind of way. Purchase if there is a need for additional tributes to dads.-Gloria Koster, West School, New Canaan, CTα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
PRAISE FOR BECAUSE I'M YOUR DAD
". . .Zappa and Santat maintain an entertaining balance between sweet and goofy, protective and raucous."―Publishers WeeklyPRAISE FOR BECAUSE I'M YOUR DAD
"Young children will probably giggle and warm up to the monster dad, who appears more silly than scary in Santat's exuberant illustrations."―School Library JournalPRAISE FOR BECAUSE I'M YOUR DAD
". . .overflows with genuine fatherly affection. . ."―Kirkus
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