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Cool Daddy Rat Hardcover – March 27, 2008


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Lexile Measure: 410L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Putnam Juvenile; - edition (March 27, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399243755
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399243752
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.4 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,405,766 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Crow's rhyming text pulses with liberally laced scat--"huggy wuggy boo bat"--and syncopated sound words: "Zow!" Terrific fun. -- Kirkus

Terrific fun. -- Kirkus

What drives this book is the swingin' beat of the text, which jumps...jives and begs to be read aloud. -- School Library Journal, starred review

About the Author

Kristyn Crow lives in Layton, Utah. This is her first book.

Mike Lester lives in Rome, Georgia. His A Is for Salad was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book.


More About the Author

Kristyn Crow, author of ZOMBELINA, loves to use rhythm, rhyme, and repetition to make reading snappy and fun. Her first book, COOL DADDY RAT (G.P. Putnam's Sons), received starred reviews and was named a "Blue Ribbon Book" for 2008 by the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. Other titles include BEDTIME AT THE SWAMP (HarperCollins), THE MIDDLE-CHILD BLUES (Putnam), and SKELETON CAT. Kristyn enjoys visiting elementary schools, where she directs eager young readers in a "swamp rhythm symphony" using a variety of percussion instruments. She teaches rhythm in verse to help improve reading skills.

Kristyn is the mother of seven wonderfully creative children, and is married to a policeman, who doubles as a mad scientist/inventor.

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Great book and fun pictures.
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Lively rhythmic text (very fun to read aloud) and fabulous jazzy illustrations.
Sharlee Glenn
Everyone in the family loves this book ages, 11, 8, 5, 14 months old.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sharlee Glenn on April 26, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Wow! Terrific book. My son and I couldn't stop talking in "scat" to each other after we finished reading this. Lively rhythmic text (very fun to read aloud) and fabulous jazzy illustrations. This book is wonderful on so many levels--as a celebration of jazz music, an affectionate tribute to New York City, a charming tale of daddy worship . . .
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 31, 2008
Format: Hardcover
My kids loved this book. It was up beat and very different from any children's book we have read. My kids giggled through the whole thing. Great book and fun pictures.
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Open up the back cover and look at the illustrator verses the rat in the book. It's a shocking resemblence. This is a cute fun book I really like rhythm books for kids. This is the first book by Kristyn Crow and very cute after having Mrs. Crow speak at my childrens school and eating lunch with Mrs crow and hearing so much about this book it was a must have. This book relates to jazz music so much and the streets of a big city like manhattan. My kids really liked this book. I will be purchasing her next book out called middle child blues the second it comes out. She read it to us today and if you have a middle child it's a must have. Also has another coming out in 2010 called skeleton cat. She is a amazing picture book author and I would recommend her books to any child, this book grabbed the attention of all of my kids ages 12-8 and kept them excited.
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Love it. So much so I bought one for a friend as a gift. This is a great story of a non trad dad who is admired by son.
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