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My Daddy Is a Giant

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  131 ratings  ·  24 reviews
For this little boy, having a daddy is like having his own personal giant. His daddy is so tall the clouds can rest on his shoulders. His sneezes are as powerful as hurricanes. And there’s no safer place to be than in a giant’s strong arms. The imaginative text expresses a toddler’s love and admiration for his father, and the bright, bold illustrations capture the gentle h ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 18th 2005 by Clarion Books (first published January 1st 2004)
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Bionic Jean
A lovely picture book for very young children, extolling the virtues of daddies:

“My daddy is a giant.
When I want to cuddle him,
I have to climb a ladder”

“When we play hide and seek,
my daddy has to hide
behind a mountain”

All the pictures are very cute, and show exactly what the child describes:

“When my daddy sneezes,
it’s like a hurricane.
It blows the sea away.”

“When my daddy laughs,
it’s like another hurricane.
All the leaves fly off the trees”

The pictures are cartoon-simple, in crayon and watercolou
Dec 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Babalık sonradan giyilen bir gömlek, çoğu erkeğin düğmelerini doğru ilikleyemediği. Ama annelik öyle mi ya?"
Samodey, “Sakın Oraya Gitme” - Yekta Kopan.

Baba nedir, 3 yaşındaki oğlum için, nedir baba? Bir dev midir dağların arkasına sığmayan, hapşırınca depremler yaratan? “Babam gibi olmak istiyorum”, bir oğul için kaç yaşında başlar, kaç yaşında biter? Biter mi? Hiç tükenmeyen bir miras mıdır, babamız gibi olmak, oğullarımıza bıraktığımız?
May 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Used this title for a Big and Small storytime; wishes I'd saved it for Father's Day instead. A sweet story, the fact that it is a hyperbole of a child's perspective will definitely be lost on younger readers. They will think he is a literal giant. Unfortunately, the text is so simple it may not engage slightly older readers that can understand that the narrator is exaggerating. I will probably use this as one of my Father's Day titles, but that is about it. ...more
Donna Mork
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Little boy talks about how big his dad is, his sneeze blows the ocean away, the ground trembles when he runs, and he can kick a football to the moon. But the boy feels completely safe when he's in his dad's arms. Because his dad loves him with his whole giant heart. ...more
May 13, 2017 rated it liked it
#Admiration for #Daddy and wish to grow up to be like #Daddy. #YoungReaders #PictureBook #BookReview #ChildrensBooks #amreading
Ally Lindley
Nov 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: family, picture-book
I like this story and hearing the admiration a son has for his father and how he wishes to one day grow up and be like him.
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Perfect for young readers. My dad is 6'8, and I would have enjoyed this book as a kid. ...more
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Feb 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Two-year-old and four-year-old both like it. Also, it stokes my ego.
The Campbell Family
Artsy illustrations, super simple story, the kids enjoyed it but thought he was an actual giant.
529_Quincy Owens
Mar 08, 2011 rated it did not like it
My Daddy is a Giant written by Carl Norac was illustrated by Ingrid Godon. The story follows the daily activities of a young boy and his father. The illustrations are culturally generic, devoid of any cultural references which could be used to identify their ethnicity beyond European or American. The story is told in both Panjabi and English. The story itself simply addresses the love between a son and his father. I am sure this book would be well received by children in kindergarten and 1st gra ...more
Stephanie Davis
This was a very cute children's book that illustrated how children feel that their fathers are the best and biggest people around. The boy in the book compared his father's sneeze and laugh to a hurricane. The boy also says that birds nest in his father's hair because he is so close to the sky. The pictures truly illustrated what the text was saying. I enjoyed this book and can relate to the little boy because I felt the same way he does about his father when I was little because my dad is also ...more
Nov 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Love this book, and love that it comes with so many different bilingual options (although nearly impossible to find them on amazon for a good price). I accidentally discovered that there are two alternate endings: I much prefer "My daddy is a giant and he loves me with all his giant heart" to "My daddy is a giant and when I grow up, I'm going to be a giant too." ...more
Jun 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: cute daddies
Shelves: picture-books
Cute story, especially because after I read it to our two-year-old son, my husband said it made him feel all fuzzy. :) Now my son is saying he wants to be a giant. I liked how much it relates how children (especially sons) look up to their fathers. Dads are very important people in their children's lives. ...more
Shaley Dunn
Feb 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book is about a little boy and his dad which he looks up to. He says all the things his dad does and how he does it after. I really like this book because when you think about little kids they probably think all adults are giants because they are so small.
Nice. Not whoa amazing. But a good Dad book that us kids who look up to our dads can relate to.

6/17/15 Opener for Daddy! theme. The symbolism of looking up to dad was lost on them, but they liked the idea of a Dad who was a giant.
Oct 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: family
Such a cute book. It simply illustrates the awe many children feel when it comes to their father. The pictures were true to the writing so this book would be for emerging readers that are "reading the pictures." I would definitely add to my class library. ...more
Oct 08, 2012 rated it liked it
A cute story told from the son's perspective about how he feels about his daddy. Great illustrations that kids could see as inspiration for their own writing. Lesson idea - using it to connect to a Father's Day project - writing their own version. ...more
Brindi Michele
May 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Great for "Dad's Day" preschool story time ...more
Jul 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-books
Love it! Simple story, great illustrations :D
Jun 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Cute, short story about a boy whose whole world is giant, including his Daddy. But he feels safe in his Daddy's arms, and knows he will be a giant one day too...just like his Daddy. ...more
Oct 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-book
This would be a great Father's Day choice. ...more
Sally Staples
Jan 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-book
This book is about what a daddy is through the eyes of a child. Everything a daddy does seems extra big, but in the end the little boy wants to be just like his dad. Sweet story.
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Carl Norac was born in Mons, Belgium, in 1960, the son of a writer and an actress. His early years were spent on a city housing estate, surrounded by playmates with whom he would act out Enid Blyton’s tales of adventure. His father later built a chalet and the family left the city to live in the middle of a forest. The importance of nature in his books comes from these years spent wandering among ...more

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