The Very Best Daddy of All

Illustrated by Leslie Wu
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About The Book

From all of the daddies,
tall or small,
mine is the best,
the very best. . . .


Some animal daddies comfort their babies, or hold them tight, or face every danger for them. But the narrator of this loving picture book knows his daddy does all of that -- and more -- for him. In this sweet companion to the New York Times bestselling My Mother Is Mine, Marion Dane Bauer and Leslie Wu celebrate fathers and all the wonderful things they do.

About The Author

Photograph © Marion Dane Bauer

Marion Dane Bauer is the author of many books for young readers, including the Newbery Honor book On My Honor and the New York Times bestseller My Mother Is Mine. Her other titles include A Mama for Owen, If You Were Born a Kitten, Grandmother’s Song, and Thank You for Me! She has retired from the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults where she was the first Faculty Chair. She lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and can be reached at MarionDaneBauer.com.

About The Illustrator

Leslie Wu has illustrated several picture books, including Joan Sweeney's Bijou, Bonbon & Beau: The Kittens Who Danced for Degas. Her work includes book, magazine, and advertising projects, and her paintings are held by corporate and private collections in the United States and Japan. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (April 24, 2007)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416927365
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Raves and Reviews

"Heartwarming." -- School Library Journal

"A beautiful celebration of fathers of all species." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Delightful." -- Boston Sunday Herald

Awards and Honors

  • Kansas State Reading Circle List PrimaryTitle

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