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You Can Do Anything, Daddy Hardcover – March 22, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (March 22, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399242988
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399242984
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 8.6 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,155,258 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2—A bedtime conversation turns into a tall tale as a boy tests his father's devotion with a series of death-defying imaginary deeds. It all begins when he asks, "Daddy, if I got taken by pirates, would you save me?" His father would, of course. He would also swim through shark-infested waters, brave a jungle full of tigers, and even save his son from the robot gorilla Martian pirates that the original pirates later become. In the end, the boy gives his tired and bedraggled dad a drink of juice and patches up his imaginary battle wounds, adding a touching new dimension to an old formula. Like a macho version of Margaret Wise Brown's The Runaway Bunny (HarperCollins, 1942), this book employs exaggeration and humor to explore the perennial picture-book theme of parental love. It breaks new ground, however, by depicting both sides of the parent-child relationship. The irresistible cartoon illustrations are full of sly details, like the two eye patches on the three-eyed robot gorilla Martian pirate. Rex has created a surefire bedtime hit for children (and parents) of either gender.—Rachael Vilmar, Atlanta Fulton Public Library, GA
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At bedtime a little boy asks, "Daddy, if I got taken by pirates would you save me?" This sets off a series of different scenarios, as the pirates morph into gorillas, robots, and robotlike creatures from Mars. As the father gives chase, the obstacles he encounters include jungles, cliffs, tigers, snakes, and vultures. Once the son is rescued, another round of questions describes the medical procedures and equipment (bandages and apple juice, primarily) that would heal the father after his adventures. Kids will enjoy the various changes, which lead from the pirates to the comical interplanetary monsters. The father, depicted in Rex's full-page, comics-style drawings as bald, middle-aged, and clad in a white shirt and tie, overcomes the monsters in an appropriately professional, middle-class way by mesmerizing them with his gold watch. This may have more appeal to would-be heroic dads than their kids, but it should still make for some bedtime story bonding. Todd Morning
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More About the Author

Illustrator Michael Rex is the author and illustrator of many books for children. He lives in the Bronx, New York.

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My 8 yr old son loves this book.
Cheryl Hastings
They both also love "Goodnight Goon" by him and don't find it scary, either.
Joshua Noble
I would recommend this book to any toddler.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By H. Angell on April 11, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is the latest from Michael Rex and he hits it WAY out of the park. This book taps into what little boys and girls think: their fantasies, their fears, their admiration of their fathers and their need for security mixed with a desire for danger.

I bought this for my 4-year-old son and he makes me read it every night! This is the only book he has ever carried around from room to room.

My son, at least, really thinks like the little boy in the book. As a father, I will oblige him for now. I don't think this book is exclusively for boys either.

The artwork is entertaining and colorful.

I highly recommend you buy this book for the Daddy nearest you.

By the way, I NEVER give 5 stars to anything. This is one deserves it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By scubau on July 14, 2007
Format: Hardcover
My three year old daughter loves this book. She wants me to read it over and over again! She can really relate to the imaganative adventure the boy has in the book. I am very pleased that she is finally interested in sitting and listening to a story.
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I'm a mom and LOVE this book. I loved reading it and hearing my husband read it to my son. It's funny and touching. I get choked up at one part and nearly get teary every time. Hubby loves it too.
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My kids really like this book! My 3-year-old daughter (but an older 3) and my 7-year-old son (a young 7) like this book!

It is very cute and we love the pictures.

It is a little like "I love you Stinkyface" which they also both really like.

It is not easy to find books that both these kids will like to hear over and over!

I really love the monkeys in the background of the tiger picture doing "see no evil, hear no evil, think no evil" or whatever it is. There are a lot of very cute details like that.

It also has a lot of things my kids like -- pirates, space, gorillas...

On the scariness -- I can just say it doesn't scare my kids. They both also love "Goodnight Goon" by him and don't find it scary, either. Maybe my older son is titillated, and I will feign being scared, but they are not up at night by any means, and not acting quiet, either. They know it is pretend and like to be just a little, little bit scared.
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By Rebecca on February 15, 2012
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My two year old loves this book! Being chased by pirates and having a daddy that can do anything is wonderful! My two year old son will often sit and "read" this book to himself. This is a staple in our bedtime routine. I would recommend this book to any toddler.
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