When a Dad Says "I Love You."

When a Dad Says "I Love You." illus. by Jennifer A. Bell. 32p. S & S. 2013. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780689875328. LC 2012013268.
PreS-K—Whether they are pigs, giraffes, foxes, elephants, or cats, all dads show their love, just not always in the most obvious way. Sometimes they give bear hugs, sing songs, or have tickle fights; other times it's through pancakes for breakfast, answering all of their kids' questions, or carrying them on their shoulders. And sometimes they just say, "I love you." Cartoon animals rendered in pencil and finished digitally live like humans in houses (and wear glasses and swimming caps), and kiss their babies goodnight after a hug and a story. Sweet and whimsical, this title is sure to become a popular bedtime request.—Jennifer Miskec, Longwood University, Farmville, VA

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