Kids love to hear stories about their parents as children and this funny and loving ode to little boys and the dads they grow up to become is guaranteed to delight three generations at once.
- ISBN-13: 9780399252587
- ISBN-10: 0399252584
- Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
- Publish Date: March 2010
- Page Count: 32
- Reading Level: Ages 3-5
- Dimensions: 9.76 x 9.44 x 0.41 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.79 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 52.
- Review Date: 2010-04-19
- Reviewer: Staff
A boy gets a lesson in family history from his grandmother, who helps connect past and present. “When he started school, your daddy said: 'It's hard' and 'Do I have to?' Just like you.” The “like father, like son” idea also extends to the baseball diamond, the time-out chair, and bedtime (“Your daddy wasn't always brave, especially at night”). Walker's smudgy acrylics mirror the soft tone of Bennett's prose, as the boy's father experiences familiar childhood emotions (oddly, the boy himself only appears in the opening and closing scenes). Ages 3–5. (Mar.)