Perfect Picture Book Fridays.
What Daddies Do Best
Written by Laura Numeroff
Illustrated by Lynn Munsinger
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1998
Enzo has the First Simon & Schuster miniature edition, 2001
Suitable for: Ages 1 and up — I also think this story makes a nice gift for new fathers or soon-to-be fathers.
Theme/Topic: parents, growing up
Opening: Daddies can teach you
how to ride a bicycle,
make a snowman with you,
and bake a delicious cake for your birthday.
Brief Synopsis: Illustrations and brief text describe all the things that daddies do for their children, most importantly giving lots of love. —From the book's summary.
Link to Resources: This site shares a list of books about families, including What Daddies Do Best. Activities include making a family shield, tree and puppets. This link has a number of activities. I learned at Laura Numeroff's site this book is part of a series. She has one for mommies, aunts, uncles, grandmas and grandpas.
When Enzo and I read this, we add lines to the story about specific things Enzo's Daddy does for him.
Why I chose this book: It's one of the first books I read to Enzo. It's an easy read for a young child. I counted 111 words. Plus, Hubby (that's Enzo's dad) did another fun "What Daddies Do Best" activity this week. He helped Mommy. He took care of Enzo's night time routine one day, so I could attend a panel discussion on self-publishing. Hubby rocks!
To find more picture books and resources, visit Susanna Leonard Hill's blog and look for the Perfect Picture Books page.
I wake up on Friday's ready to read all the PPBF posts. Then, the day catches up with me and I find myself reading them on Saturday morning. It's fun to be introduced to new books any day of the week!