Author: Andreasen, Dan
Brand: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Number Of Pages: 24
Release Date: 07-05-2013
Details: Product Description A young elephant and his Daddy spend Saturday running errands, sipping lemonade, and having a cookout. The charming art and simple story make this a perfect summertime book for fathers and their preschoolers. From School Library Journal PreS-K-A little blue elephant and his dad spend Saturday morning running errands and preparing for a barbecue. They shop, assemble a grill, and cook together in their matching aprons. After lunch, they play in the yard, and then nap on a hammock. The mother makes several appearances throughout the day, but this title is a celebration of time spent with Daddy. Straightforward, matter-of-fact sentences and oil illustrations effectively capture the family's day. Youngsters will enjoy snuggling up with their dads to share this one.-Laura Hunter, Mount Laurel Library, NJα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. From Booklist On Saturday morning, a little blue elephant wakes up his parents with a rousing, “Rise and shine!” Daddy and son, singing all the way, drive off to buy hot dogs, marshmallows, charcoal, and a grill. After assembling the grill back at home, they put on their aprons and cook hot dogs for lunch. Mommy contributes deviled eggs and a salad. Daddy and his son toast marshmallows and throw a Frisbee. When Mommy calls, “Nap time,” father and son share the hammock for a snooze. The activities of these dressed elephants will greatly appeal to children who love to see everyday experiences reflected in their picture books. For some, the high point will definitely be the page where the elephants use tools to assemble the grill. From the many rounded lines and shapes in the colorful artwork to the typeface, the visual elements are simplified and pleasing in this celebration of a happy family. Preschool-Kindergarten. --Carolyn Phelan Review “Straightforward, matter-of-fact sentences and oil illustrations effectively capture the family's day. Youngsters will enjoy snuggling up with their dads to share this one.” ―School Library Journal“Adorable.” ―Kirkus Reviews“Andreasen's bright illustrations pop from the page and do a great job of telling the story.” ―School Library Journal on The Treasure Bath“The star here is the oil paint on gessoed illustration board art, done in charming retro style.” ―School Library Journal on The Baker's Dozen“The illustrations . . . have a retro, naïve '50s look and add a light touch to the seriousness of the firefighters' duties.” ―School Library Journal on Firebears About the Author Dan Andreasen is the illustrator of more than fifty books for young readers, including Firebears: The Rescue Team, and he's written and illustrated several of his own, including With a Little Help from Daddy. He lives with his family in Medina, Ohio.
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