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Side by Side: A Celebration of Dads
illus. by Chris Raschka. 48p. Phaidon. Mar. 2019. Tr $18.95. ISBN 9780714878669.
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RedReviewStarPreS-Gr 1—Spare text blends with trios of jaunty watercolor tableaux showing various dads interacting with their children. They engaging in imaginary play and practical partnerships, such as queen and jester, horse and rider, engine and railcar, crane and cargo, all conducted "side by side." One special spread shows "Learner" dad in a beret, all tangled as he attempts to mimic his "Teacher" daughter, who instructs him on jumping rope. Raschka amazes by conveying profound emotion in a simple, unpretentious way.
VERDICT The two-time Caldecott medalist again delivers "awws" with this festival of fathers. Perfect for one-on-one sharing, side by side.

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