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The Very Best Daddy of All

Illustrated by Leslie Wu

Some animal daddies comfort their babies, or hold them tight, or face every danger for them. But the little boy in this heartwarming story knows his daddy does all of that--and more--for him and is the very best daddy of all. In the tradition of her New York Times best-selling story My Mother Is Mine, Marion Dane Bauer celebrates the love and bond between parents and their children. Featuring Leslie Wu's glowing illustrations, this loving message is perfect for sharing at Father's Day or anytime.

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.

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.

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