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by Philip Wells
Daddy is like an island. And when you are a little boy on an island, you can be anything you want to be -- as tall as a tree, as angry as a storm, or as bright as a star. With text that rises and falls with the soft rhythm of a song, Philip Wells celebrates father and son in enchanting verses that will delight and lull the most wild of wild things as they prepare for bed. ...more
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Barefoot Books
(first published 2001)
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This book is a poetic book about a child's emotions throughout the day. It would be good to use to talk about metaphor: "I am the sand on Daddy Island." When I thought of it as a "daddy book" I didn't love it (partly because I knew it wasn't the type my husband would especially love), but when I realized it was about emotions, I enjoyed it more. Plus, my kids liked it.