From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1-It's Father's Day and four-year-old Susie wants to make it the best one ever for her dad, so she plans to do all of his favorite things, including lunch at a fast food restuarant, playing on the monkey bars, and riding the merry-go-round. When they arrive home after a busy afternoon, Susie announces that it has been a perfet day, and her dad agrees. Read by a young girl and an adult male, the clear, word-for-word narration of this Eve Bunting tale (HM, pap. 1993) aptly conveys the precocious innocence of Susie and the gentle patience of her father. Upbeat background music, reminiscent of a summer's day, quietly accompanies the story and allows time for page turns. The lively narration enhances Susan Meddaugh's illustrations and completes the feeling of love shared by a father and his daughter on a very special day of the year.Veronica Schwartz, Des Plaines Public Library, IL
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"It's Father's Day, and four-year-old Susie has planned a perfect outing with all the things she knows her dad will like the best. . . . Bunting's simple, witty text sketches a warm father-daughter relationship and affectionately glances at the four-year-old mind at work. Meddaugh's bright watercolors and pencil illustrations add to the humor as they show the two enjoying the day but with clearly differing levels of energy and points of view." Booklist, ALA
"Clearly the perfect Father's Day requires the perfect father, and Susie's parent quite literally takes the cake. Meddaugh's balloon-colored cartoons are perfectly tuned to the spirit of the day. With more spontaneity than most made-to-order picture books, this is an engaging family portrait and a winning tribute to 'Dad.'" School Library Journal