When is a daddy like a grumpy bear, a splashy whale or a hungry tiger? This attractive picturebook explores this idea, comparing dad, his different roles and changing moods with a range of wild animals. Daddy as a multi-tasking octopus juggling early morning tasks is particularly appealing. We see Daddy as funny, naughty, busy and scary but at the end of the day – and the end of the book we see him as a lovely, loving, cuddly daddy.
With a pattern to the text and rhythm to the words this book is fun to read aloud. At the bottom of the page there is an invitation to turn over and find out what else daddy is. The illustrations are appealing and humorous and the book design very attractive. Don’t miss the end papers, the story begins and ends here with dad shown as full of fun at the beginning and completely exhausted at the end.
A joyful celebration of daddies everywhere with appeal and resonance for children and their parents too.