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Books to Read-Aloud: This week’s Favorite is Daddy Hug

Story Time is every Tuesday at Tree Top Kids, Foxhall Square , with yours truly. This week’s Fathers Day themed selections follow:

Daddy HugDaddy Hug

by  Tim Warnes (Author), Jane Chapman (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 2-6

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: HarperCollins (April 29, 2008)


“Daddies come in all shapes and sizes—slimy and scruffy, long and fluffy! And daddies make all different kinds of noises—squeak and chirp, buzz and bumble! But what do all daddies have in common? They make us feel safe and snug with tender daddy hugs!”

Comments: So sweet and simple! Thumbs up!

Daddy Hug – a post from The Denton Public Library blog, by Dana.
Children’s books celebrate dads on their special day – an article from Rocky Mountain News.
Dads get their due in four good new books for kids
an article from thenewstribune.com.

Friday My Radio Flyer FlewFriday My Radio Flyer Flew

by Zachary Pullen

Reading level: Ages 4-8

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing (May 6, 2008)


… “What do you do with an old red wagon? Well, that depends. If the wagon in question is a strust old Radio Flyer discovered while exploring the attic with your dad, and if you have a penchant for flying machines, then you may have just found the perfect way to get your dreams off the ground.” …

Comments: The first time I picked up this book I was not so sure about it. The second time … I appreciated it for the magic of imagination, and the bonding experience between father and son, which Zachary Pullen provides through his amazing illustrations and minimal text.

Links: Round up of great children’s adventure books – an article from the Orlando Sentinel.

Papa and MePapa and Me

by Arthur Dorros (Author), Rudy Gutierrez (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 4-8

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: Rayo (April 22, 2008)


When I’m with my papá, I can fly like an eagle, an águila.
I can climb
alto, high, in a tree,
And I am the
ganador, the winner, of many races.
When I am with my
papá, I hear the best cuentos, stories,
and I give him the biggest
abrazos, hugs.”

A young boy and his papa may speak both Spanish and English, but the most important language they speak is the language of love. Here, Arthur Dorros portrays the close bond between father and son, with lush paintings by Rudy Gutierrez.” …

Comments: This is a colorful story rich with life.

Links: Father’s Day kids books feature dads of all kind – an article from the Courier Press.

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.


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