With echoes of ‘Hush Little Baby’, this is a tale of paternal devotion put to the test.
Matty is at nursery, driven there in Daddy’s old green car; but after all the splutterng and struggling to get it going, the child is already worrying that his dad won’t make it back in time to collect him at the end of the session. “What if the car doesn’t start again?” he asks.
This sets off a question and answer game between child and adult with Matty’s dad coming up with increasingly crazy responses starting with using a neighbour’s big red tractor and escalating to flying on a huge green dragon. Matty however, seems determined to have the final word until dad comes up with a totally reassuring response that satisfies his young son once and for all.
The warmly reassuring story is ideal for sharing with listeners around Matty’s age, especially those with a tendency to worry about whether their special adult will always come for them. All though will enjoy the give and take of the wildly fanciful exchange so vividly brought to life in Aurélie Guillerey’s bold, retro style scenes.