Tuesday, January 15, 2013

My Dad is Big and Strong, But...


My Dad is Big and Strong, But...: A Bedtime Story
Written by Coraline Saudo
Illustrated by Kris Di Giacamo
Enchanted Lion Books, 2012. Unpaged picture book.

"My dad is big and strong, but every night it's the same old story. And this is how it begins: "I don't want to go to bed!"

This picture book is a funny and endearing take on the usual bedtime story. Dad is the one to make excuses and stall to avoid going to bed! He runs about the house while the child tries to stay firm and disciplined. Father and son entirely switch roles, right down to big old Dad sitting on his wee son's lap for storytime. It's a fun adventure, but not too raucous a story for bedtime. I love the darling illustrations, which are quirky to match the tale. The changing fonts and font sizes also punctuate the story in a fun way.

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