And I have just the book recommendation for this Father’s Day:
This book is adorable. The rhyming makes it a great read-aloud, and though the text alone might seem like the story is all about why human dads are great, the cute illustrations show how wild animal dads are great too. Parents and children will appreciate nods to the father-child relationship in all species, the tongue-and-cheek title, the lyrical verse, and the whimsical illustrations. Perfect for Father’s Day or any day to celebrate dads.
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To celebrate this special day, I bring you reviews of two huggable books by one wonderful author:
This rhyming book, written by Katrina Moore, showcases the power of hugs as it follows the day grandparents come from China to visit their Chinese American family members. Accompanied by Julia Woolf’s dreamy illustrations, this book makes a perfect snuggly bedtime read with a heartwarming message. This book will give you all the warm fuzzies and make you want to hug your loved ones!
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On Sunday, Daisy double-checked her list. “This will be the best week ever!” Yeh-Yeh was coming to visit from China. She couldn’t wait to meet him!
“He’s here, he’s here!”
She looked at him closely. She saw a head like her daddy’s, but with less hair. A button nose, just like hers. And a jolly, round belly, perfect for hugging.
“Humph,” Yeh-Yeh grumbled.
Hmmm, thought Daisy. Grandpa isn’t jolly. Does he not like hugs?
Daisy is looking forward to meeting her Yeh-Yeh for the very first time, so she’s planned all sorts of fun things they will do together. But when he arrives from China, he’s not the jolly, huggable grandfather she imagined. She tries and tries to un-grumpify her grandpa with no luck, and the language barrier between them makes things even more challenging. But, with a little investigating and persistence, Daisy finally discovers a way to communicate, and she and her Yeh-Yeh learn how to show their love for each other. This sweet story about love, persistence, communication, intergenerational and multicultural differences, and understanding is wonderfully illustrated by Xindi Yan and even includes a bonus recipe for Chǎo Fàn on the last page. Another heartwarming read by Katrina Moore!
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Heather is a busy wife and mom of five rambunctious children and one lovable pup They all provide lots of distractions, but oodles of inspiration. Sometimes the pictures and ideas in her head turn into her own children's stories, but she always makes time to read other people's books. Sometimes she reviews them here.