My Daddy Likes to Say

Cover: My Daddy Likes to Say

Daddies of the world rejoice! You finally get to have your say! Following in the footsteps of the charming My Momma Likes to Say now comes My Daddy Likes to Say. Thousands of proverbs and idioms are found in the English language. Derived from many sources and cultures, oftentimes they can be confusing. The buck stops here My daddy likes to say I'm not sure what he means But I like it anyway. Can deer read? Do they know Red means stop And green means go? This latest entry in the "Likes to Say" series continues the tradition of using hilarious visual interpretations of oft-used sayings as a fun and useful tool in language education.Denise Brennan-Nelson grew up in a large family and her dad had many things he liked to say. This is her fourth "Likes to Say" book. Her other books include Willow and Buzzy the Bumblebee. When she's not traveling the country speaking to schoolchildren and teachers, Denise makes her home in Howell, Michigan. Jane Monroe Donovan has illustrated numerous titles for Sleeping Bear Press includingBlack Beauty's Early Days in the Meadow; the bestselling Winter's Gift; and all of the "Likes to Say" books. Jane makes her home in Pinckney, Michigan.



  • Dewey: 398.9
  • Graphics: Full-color illustrations
  • Hardcover (9781585364329): 32 pages, 10 (w) x 10 (h), © 2009, 04/02/2009
  • Series: Likes to Say


  • Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 9
  • ATOS Reading Level: 5.0
  • ATOS Interest Level: LG
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 130589
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects


  • Delaware Diamonds Book List: A Children's Choice Award, Short-listed, 2010
  • Unversity of Mississippi Center for Excellence in Literacy Instruction (CELI) Children's Read Aloud Book Award, Winner, 2009


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Author: Denise Brennan-Nelson

Denise Brennan-Nelson is a multi-award winning children’s book author and motivational speaker. She wrote her first children’s book, Buzzy the Bumblebee, after discovering that aeronautically, bumblebees should not be able to fly. She felt it was a wonderful way to inspire people to “bee-lieve” in themselves and their dreams. Other titles include Someday is Not a Day of the Week, a touching story about making time for what is really important in life; and Willow, chosen the Most Outstanding Children’s Book for 2009 by the Executive Committee of the Mom’s Choice Awards. Willow is the story of a little girl who colors outside the lines, thinks outside the box, and ends up awakening the creativity of her by-the-book art teacher. Denise also wrote J is for Jack-O’-Lantern: A Halloween Alphabet.

Illustrator: Jane Monroe Donovan

Jane Monroe Donovan’s parents encouraged her to follow her heart and it led to her love of sketching and painting. Her affection for animals is reflected in much of her subject matter. Jane makes her home in Pinckney, Michigan, with her husband and their two sons, along with a menagerie of pets. Jane is the author and illustrator of Winter’s Gift.