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Bigger Than Daddy

3.52 of 5 stars 3.52  ·  rating details  ·  31 ratings  ·  5 reviews
In this story about the relationship between a boy and his father, Edward yearns to be big like his dad and fast like a fire truck. He and his dad go to the park, then walk home, play, and have dinner before Edward has a bath and is tucked into bed. Along the way, the boy demands the chance to engage in grown-up activities, ranging from the doable (pressing the elevator bu ...more
Hardcover, 36 pages
Published April 13th 2006 by Blue Apple Books
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Ashley Courtemanche
This book was about how a child wants to be big. He doesnt like being small anymore and he wants to be bigger than his dad. He wants to be in charge. so one day he makes up a game and him and his dad switch roles. Towards the end of the game the little boy starts to get hungry, and his dad wont do what he wants anymore. The little boy figures out that he likes being who he is now and doesnt want to change.
Probably more of a 3.5 rating. Daddy's size allows him to do certain things and his son's smaller size allows him to do certain things. Valuing who we are, when we are.
This book is about a young boy discussing all the things he wants to do when he becomes an adult. The message to children is that growing up takes time.
Ages 3-5
Kind of all over the place thematically, but the art had me designing extension activities in my head the whole way through.
This is a great story for any time, but certainly perfect around father's day.
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Harriet Ziefert grew up in North Bergen, New Jersey, where she attended the local schools. She graduated from Smith College, then received a Masters degree in Education from New York University.

For many years, Ziefert was an elementary school teacher. She taught most grades from kindergarten to fifth grade. "I liked it," she said, but she stopped teaching when she had her own sons. When her childr
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