When Papa comes home tonight, dear child, (I promise - not too late) you'll hear me whistling up the road. You'll meet me at the gate.
It can be hard waiting for Papa to come home, but it'll be worth it because you'll both have so much fun when he does! From singing songs and making dinner to playing all the way until bedtime, just hanging with Papa is one of the most joyous ways to end the day.
Eileen Spinelli's highly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling When Mama Comes Home Tonight, complete with gorgeous illustrations from David McPhail, is a soothing celebrtion of simple moments shared between parent and child.
Eileen Spinelli is no stranger to the Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers list. Since her debut in 1991 with Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, an IRA/CBC Children's Choice book and Christopher Award winner, she has gone on to author numerous picture books, poetry collections, and chapter books, including the best-selling When Mama Comes Home Tonight, and the critically acclaimed Sophie's Masterpiece. Eileen lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
David McPhail has written and illustrated more than fifty books for children, including the New York Times bestselling When Sheep Sleep by Laura Numeroff (Abrams), When Papa Comes Home Tonight by Eileen Spinelli (BFYR), and his own Mole Music (Holt), which was a New York TimesBook Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year. He lives in Rye, New Hampshire.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (April 28, 2009)