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Friday, June 12, 2015

All the Little Fathers -- Book Review

Disclosure: Parragon Books sent me a copy of this book free of charge. All opinions in my review are my own and I did not receive any other compensation. As always I am providing links to the book for your convenience.

This was Hazel's last week of kindergarten so I have been busy with school events, but her summer vacation has started! To start the vacation we read All the Little Fathers by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Marilyn Faucher, this month's Book Buddies Picture Book from Parragon Books
http://www.amazon.com/Little-Fathers-Meadowside-Picture-Book/dp/1472378172/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1434116131&sr=8-1&keywords=all+the+little+fathers

All the Little Fathers is a wonderful book about father animals taking care of and playing with their children. It is the perfect book for young children and especially the month of June in the United States since Father's Day is the third Sunday in June every year. Like many of Margaret Wise Brown's books, the text is relatively simple. The various animals do things like bears catch fish for their children, grasshoppers jump over their children, and they all put them to bed. 

The pictures in the book are colorful and fun. It is a beautiful book. Hazel really enjoyed it when we read it and to be honest she can probably read it now, but has not tried yet. My only comment is that it is not necessarily accurate with the animals as to what the fathers do. For example it is the mother bear who raises the cubs and not the fathers. The fathers have nothing to do with it. However I know this more because of Hazel's love of learning about animals, so I am probably just more in tune to that kind of thing. She did not comment on those things at all. 

It is a lovely new book by Margaret Wise Brown, author of Good Night, Moon and The Runaway Bunny. It is a fun book for children to read and hear and imagine what the animals life is really like. After all I can see the lions roaring with their children and the rabbits all hopping about together. It definitely can stir some fun images as well as be a good conversation starter on what really does happen. 

To see our first Book Buddies Review, check out Spot a Lot Vehicle Adventure Book Review.