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Because Your Daddy Loves You Paperback – May 4, 2009
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Kindergarten-Grade 2–This book pays tribute to a father's unconditional love and patience. Instead of hurrying along, scolding, or ignoring his daughter, this daddy takes time, understands, and pays attention. The two spend the day at the seashore, where the father rescues his child from a slew of mishaps. The repetition of the phrase your daddy could say...But he doesn't, as in your daddy could say,/We've read that old story/ over and over./But he doesn't, reinforces the theme, and the color cartoon illustrations echo the lighthearted mood. Some children may relate to this depiction of fatherhood, but many will know that real dads do not always live up to these idealized expectations. Unlike Clements's previous work, this book belongs to the genre of sentimental keepsakes.–Holly T. Sneeringer, University of Maryland, Baltimore
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PreS-K. There aren't enough books that promote the father-child relationship, and that's what may make this one worth buying. A dad and his child (Son? Daughter? Unkempt hair and unisex clothes) spend time together. Common childhood experiences, such as a bad dream, are the focus of two-page spreads. The point of the text is that Daddy always knows the right thing to do or say, and that's the flaw. "Your daddy could say, 'Shh. Just go back to sleep.' But he doesn't. He . . . sits beside you until you fall asleep again." Yes, but there are plenty of dads (and moms) who would say words to that effect. And what's wrong with a dad telling a child not to play too close to the waves instead of just retrieving a beach ball? Kids whose father's words and behavior are more don'ts than do's may be confused or even disheartened. On the other hand, most children will recognize from their own lives the many kind things dads do, including rereading favorite stories or carrying a tired child inside. The cartoon-style art with its average-looking dad brings some much needed humor. Ilene Cooper
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ratings of the sellers and the choices I have for the books. Sometimes I choose a used and sometimes a new. This was a Christmas Present for my son.