Grammy Award-winner John Carter Cash flies readers to magical castles by the sea as one little girl shares an adventure with her daddy by her side. The special bond between father and daughter protects them from pirates and alligators and guides them on the backs of eagles on which they return to their own home…where Daddy tucks his little girl safely in her bed. Daddy reminds his little girl that however far they might roam and however high they fly, his love for his little girl will always keep them safe and strong. .
Well-matched verse and art fuse simplicity and fancy in this warm companion to Momma Loves Her Little Son. Addressing his daughter, the narrator expresses his expansive, unconditional love: Daddy loves his little girl,/ with arms spread open wide./ He cherishes the love you give/ and holds it deep inside ). As Cash s narrative takes off on an imaginative track, primitive, sunlit paintings transport father and child to a far-off magic land and to an exotic palace near Kathmandu, before an eagle delivers them home. The fantasy sequences are framed by handsome patterned borders, and effectively crackled backgrounds give both the real and imaginary settings a timeless quality. Ages 4 8.