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This is My Daddy!

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"Who is my Daddy?" asks a prickly baby animal. Is it the porcupine? The dust bunny? Could it be the cactus? No! It's the father hedgehog, of course, cuddling his baby to sleep.

With This is My Daddy!, acclaimed author-illustrator Mies van Hout gives young readers a fun and often funny challenge: correctly choose a baby animal's father from among four candidates, rendered in
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 2nd 2020 by Pajama Press
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Oct 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
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THIS IS MY DADDY! is an overall cute and simple concept that makes a great gift for fathers of young children. The book presents an animal with the question "Who is my Daddy?" and four choices of animals who look somewhat similar. When you turn the page, you see the father and child duo together plus the phrase, "This is my Daddy!" This simple concept has some guessing game fun integrated.

What I loved: This book manages to be both
Kailey (BooksforMKs)
Aug 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Each page of this book shows a young animal who asks the reader, "Who is my Daddy?" There are four choices of adult animals, and the reader has to guess which one is the grown-up version of the little animal. A little tadpole joyfully declares, "This is my Daddy!", when reunited with his froggy father. A baby rhino frolics with his large rhino Dad, and a baby beaver chomps on some branches with his beaver Dad.

This is such a fun way to get children thinking critically and noticing the details. It
This board book is a 3.5 for me and another gotta-have title from the creative Mies van Hout. The concept here is simple but effective. A baby animal on each left-hand page faces four possible choices for whom its father might be on the right-hand page. The next page reunites the father and offspring with the repeated phrase of delight, "This is my daddy!" What I especially liked about this book was how the choices of fathers shared characteristics with the baby animal, but the youngsters weren' ...more
Alexander Fernandez
Jun 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
This review originally appeared on Mr. Alex's Bookshelf:

Seen a butterfly with a mustache? Know what a baby porcupine looks like? Mies Van Hout leads you on a dynamic visual journey in her latest contribution to the world of Board Books: "This is My Daddy!"

Board Books can be well, dull. Not for the kids. Children love them, if they are done correctly. But, for adults, the lessons contained in a Board Book are among the most basic of lessons and, as a child
Stephanie Bange
Aug 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Printed on sturdy cardstock paper that has a slick shine to it, this is one fun guessing game to read/share with young ones...

Van Hout follows a pattern of showing a page with a young creature (ex. tadpole, snail, rhino, caterpiller, beaver, tiger, hedgehog, boy) and the text "Who is my Daddy?" with four possible choices on the next page. When the page is turned, the answer is revealed. The last one has a surprise twist. Illustrations were created using arylic ink, oil pastels, and gouache on co
A series of baby animals asks the reader to guess which of four choices is its daddy.

"Who is my Daddy? ... This is my Daddy!"

This interactive board book presents different baby animals and the invites the reader to guess which of four adult animals is its father. The correct answer is given on the following page, which shows father and child together.

The question and answer format is engaging, and the repeated phrases help young readers anticipate what will happen next and participate in the sto
Nikolai's favorite library book, age 4. ...more
Joey Gremillion
Aug 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Awesome, awesome engaging illustrations and simple text. LOVE IT.
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Een boek waar je blij van wordt. De kleur spat er af.
Een boek dat een peuter keer op keer oppakt en je vraagt om samen te bekijken.
Wat is er leuker dan samen boekjes lezen?

Een Mies van Hout staat garant voor succes. Ook deze voor 2+ waar op vrolijke stevige kartonbladen een vaderdier en een bijpassend jong zijn afgebeeld. Een kikker, een neushoorn, een beer en o zo liefzoet, de egel.
Op een drietal spreads wordt gevraagd ‘Wie is mijn papa?’. Het antwoord staat op het volgende blad. Dit kan verra
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I grew up in a village in the south of Holland called Hapert. My father allways told us stories. When he was telling we were all sitting around him. I also liked reading, but most of the time I was drawing.
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