Daddy wakes before I rise.
Drinks his coffee. Rubs his eyes.
Sees me standing on the stair.
Picks me up. Smooths my hair.
Discover a poignant, heartfelt ode to the special love between father and child. From sharing a quiet moment over the comics section at breakfast, to playing at bathtime before tucking into bed, My Daddy and Me celebrates the day-to-day joys of fatherhood. With tender, rhyming text from Linda Ashman, and sweet, tender illustrations by Jane Massey, in a cuddly padded board format, this book is perfect for daddies everywhere -- who love and guide their little ones morning, noon, and night!
About the Author
Jane Massey is a children's book illustrator who has created adorable young characters for publishers all over the world. She is the illustrator of the books Ten Little Toes, Two Small Feet, Baby Boo, I Love You, Eat, Sleep Poop, and more. She lives on the south coast of England. Visit her online at janemassey.co.uk.
"There are so many different kinds of dads in the world that support their kids in so many different ways. This rhyming board book follows fathers and children through a typical day for a toddler and parent... The watercolor-and-ink illustrations utilize a gentle, pastel palette to depict fathers and children with a variety of skin tones and racial backgrounds. The lilting text reads aloud easily and is simple and predictable enough for even very small children to memorize and read along... Sweet and affectionate." -- Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Rock-a-Bye Romp, written by Linda Ashman and illustrated by Simona Mulazzani:
CLEL Bell Award for Early Literacy 2017
* "Gently funny and eminently reassuring." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review
"A fine addition to the nursery bookshelf for baby and all." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Ashman writes in rhyme that rolls right off the tongue." -- Julie Danielson, Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
Praise for All We Know, written by Linda Ashman and illustrated by Jane Dyer:
A Bank Street College of Education Best Books of the Year
* "Simply beautiful." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"A gentle, heartwarming celebration of the continuity of life and of a parent's love." -- Publishers Weekly
"The simple yet artful rhymes are made to be read aloud." -- Booklist
"A must-have for every newborn nursery and every toddler's bookshelf." -- Bookpage
Praise for Rain!, written by Linda Ashman and illustrated by Christian Robinson:
A Bank Street College of Education's Best Children's Book of 2014
"Buoyant." -- New York Times Sunday Book Review
* "Altogether delightful." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Perfect for storytime sharing." -- School Library Journal