Daddies are awesome! They're warm and delicious.
They tickle and hug you and shower you with kisses.
Loving and thoughtful, playful and daring, cuddly and caring--daddies are awesome. This gentle rhyming text celebrates the special bond between father and child. Adorable doggy daddy and pup illustrations make this perfect for sharing!
Originally published in Australia, this ode to affectionate, caring, and adventurous fathers features a cast of canines, richly evoked in pencil and paint. Cream-colored backgrounds let readers zero in on the tenderness in Lovsin's illustrations: a scruffy white dog hangs from its father's tail ("Daddies are playful./ They swing you around"), and a page turn shows a dachshund smiling proudly as his kids loll around on his back ("You ride on their shoulders/ or hang upside down"). Costain's sweetly simple rhymes are well-matched to Lovsin's cuddly dog portraits, and human fathers may want to brush up on their knowledge of the breeds pictured kids will want to know. Ages 4 8.