Daddy Loves You!
by Helen Foster James
From the author-illustrator team that created Grandma Loves You! comes a touching story just for Daddy and his newest little bunny. Told in charming verse with signature bunny characters, this book celebrates the unique relationship a father has with his child and the deep love they share, this pair's adventures and tender moments will warm the heart.
- Dewey: [E]
- Graphics: Full-color illustrations
- Hardcover (9781534110595): 32 pages, 10 (w) x 10 (h), © 2020, 03/15/2020
- PDF (9781534166776): 32 pages, 10 (w) x 10 (h), © 2020, 03/15/2020
- Hosted ebook (9781534166912): 32 pages, 10 (w) x 10 (h), © 2020, 03/15/2020
- Subject: Language Arts
- JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes) (JUV013000)
- JUVENILE FICTION / Family / New Baby (JUV013040)
- JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Rabbits (JUV002210)
Kirkus Reviews - Daddy Loves You
Reviewed on 1 April 2020
As in her previous titles in the series, James’ first-person narrator, a bipedal but unclothed father bunny in Brown’s illustrations, describes the many ways he shares his love and affection with his child….Brilliant spring colors and adorable, loving animals make this a title kids will gravitate toward. Indeed, Dad’s paw atop his tot’s head in a tender caress and the child cradled in their father’s arms, nose to nose, as the sun rises are hard to resist. Labeled a “Keepsake Edition,” the book has a page in the frontmatter designed for a gift inscription and date, and the backmatter has space for a personalized “Special Letter to My Favorite Bunny” and a photo of “Daddy and child.”
Author: Helen Foster James
Helen Foster James has been an educator for more than twenty years, and is now a lecturer at San Diego State University. She received her doctorate from Northern Arizona University. One of her goals is to travel to all 50 states, and she has already visited more than half. She lives in San Diego, California, with big stacks of children's books and her husband Bob.
Illustrator: Petra Brown
Petra Brown has been a children's book illustrator since 2006 when her first picture book If Big Can...I Can, was shortlisted for the Booktrust Early Years Awards for Best Emerging Illustrator. Since then she has been illustrating for a range of publishers in the United Kingdom and abroad. Petra comments, "I love drawing animals with human expressions. I find it such fun creating, for example, a thoughtful fox, a happy hippo, a shy sheep, or a caring bear! The other thing I like is creating landscapes, places where my characters can run about and have adventures. Living in a magnificent place like Snowdonia helps a great deal." Petra lives with her partner in Wales.