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My Father Knows the Names of Things Hardcover – April 27, 2010
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Top Customer Reviews
It’s a fun book, filled with colorful pictures and gently rhyming text that is just right for a 5-6 year old reader. My little reader enjoyed this book, and I did too. Three cheers for the world seen by a child!
All it would have taken was for the pictures to include labels and this would be a cute book that offers something to learn. As it is, there's no story and no reason to read it to your child.
In our family, Dad knows how to whistle through a blade of grass.
He knows what the dog is dreaming about.
He knows why brown sunglasses are the best.
He knows stuff about meteorology.
He knows how and why to set the camera aperture.
He knows how to lay on the bottom of the pool for a long time.
And so much more.
Dads are full of surprises. All Mom has to do is hush for a while, and Dad becomes a one-man show.
This book has sweet illustrations. Simple, enjoyable book.
My only reason for not giving this book a five out of five stars was because this book, although cute and sweet, lacks any meaningful "lesson". Often we enjoy reading our children stories about character or a book where they might learn more about a subject. This book is more of a poem rather than that. However, like I mentioned earlier you are free to go into further discussion on the pages. For example, on the pages where all the planets are illustrated and all it says is that his dad knows all the names...although they aren't listed, you could teach them to your child and even go further talking about planets before turning the page.
Happy Reading. Great Father's Day gift idea.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought as a gift for an 18 month old grand-nephew. He became a big brother last week. The simple ryhmes were just right. Sweet book.Published 10 months ago by Sara L Tidmore
Really sweet book that lifts the father's up and doesn't tear them down. I had read this to our children when we borrowed the book from the library. Read morePublished on January 8, 2013 by Dean Cashen
The book is fun and the illustrations lovely. What makes this book inspire a review is the caucasian father and Asian son that reflect our own family. Read morePublished on October 8, 2012 by E. Current
I don't have kids this young, but I got this for my nephews and nieces who are all under the age of 6 and I thought this would be perfect for them. Read morePublished on December 16, 2010 by James Duckett
I like the illustrations of this book, the story is not that good and realistic is not bad but I think you can find other books more realistic, a father not always know lots of... Read morePublished on November 22, 2010 by Liliazuli
I got this book thinking it would be a nice Father's Day gift for my husband who is a father-to-be. Only ... Read morePublished on August 26, 2010 by A
It's nice book but it did not charm me the way "Poetrees" did. I was not wowed by the verses. Cute Father's Day Gift but nothing spectacular.Published on July 22, 2010 by Helen L.