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Daddies (Little Golden Book) Hardcover – May 10, 2011


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About the Author

TIBOR GERGELY, who was born in Hungary and emigrated to the U.S. in 1939, was one of the most prolific of the early Little Golden Books illustrators. He brought to life some of the most classic and beloved LGB characters, including Tootle and Scuffy the Tugboat.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: Little Golden Book
  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Golden Books; Reissue edition (May 10, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375861300
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375861307
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,743 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.7 out of 5 stars

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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Shepherdess on February 28, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Daddies is a treasure! I just delightfully discovered Daddies and I feel like I found hidden gold. I love everything about it! I love the Tibor Gergely illustrations. The just right illustrations and the subject matter are universal and timeless. Daddies simply reflects what all children need, want and deserve. A good daddy. A good family.

So many children's books today are just plain awful. Both in content and context. Inappropriate, often victimizing topics. Hideous illustrations in repellent colors. Not anything I would buy or give to my grandchildren. Daddies is so sorely needed in a troubled world that devalues daddies. Indeed, children are forced to live in a world that devalues daddies, mothering and families while making children objects of consumerism. Daddies sweetly and accurately depicts what all children crave -- a strong and sweet daddy who provides for them and protects them. The last illustration says it all. A family, a mother and father and children, gathered around the table in safety, stability, security. Gathered in love. And like Norman Rockwell said, if it isn't that way then it should be. Daddies provides a model so that we as caring and responsible adults can make the choice to be that way, too. A most satisfying and favorite read for children and their adults, alike.

I search for good books that make my grandchildren feel good and that teach them how to live. Informative, insightful, inspiring. Daddies is a highly recommended classic that does all this!

Keep up the good work, Golden Books! And, if you at Random House are reading this review, I would love to see Golden Books reissue anything by illustrator, the incomparable Eloise Wilkins, especially, We Help Mommy and We Help Daddy. Both are priceless.

Enjoy!

And thank you!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Joel Kurasch on March 16, 2014
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I bought this one for my grandson because it had been read to me when I was a child. Modern parents might a an issue with it because it portrays Daddy as the bread winner. (Life was simpler 60 years ago when I was pre-school.)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By College Mom on September 9, 2011
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I remember this book from when I was a child...the pictures are a little "old fashioned" but my class enjoyed the story during our week of studying families!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Nancy G on November 25, 2011
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This Golden Book was well received by my 2 1/2 year old great neice. I have to read it to her 3-4 times when she visits.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By happymom on March 16, 2013
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Nothing like the good old days! This great classic gives kids a look at some of the many occupations (of course excluding modern technology since it was written decades ago) of daddies with lots of exciting pictures to go with it. The best part is the end, daddy coming home to his kids! It even shows the family sitting around a table eating dinner together, which is beginning to be a growing trend once again by those in our society who value the importance of family. Love the Golden Book Classics!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 20, 2014
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Good little book for young children. There is only one sentence per page which should encourage the adult to enlarge on the subject in the picture. I love these simple books with good illustrations and lots of activity on each page. Really pleased with it and so is my grandson.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cassidy T Goodwin on January 17, 2014
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We got this for my husbands first fathers day and it's a very sweet book, lovely illustrations and a fun story line. But really you can't go wrong with a little golden book
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Denise A. Dawson on January 7, 2014
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This was a very good book for my son's little boy. The excellent, wholesome quality and content that I have always found in Little Golden Books.
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