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What is Daddy Going to Do?

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My daughters really enjoyed this question and answer type of book. It was short and sweet which is great for little ones. They enjoyed the illustrations as well. This would have been great as a book with flaps.
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A very short children's picture book that encourages interaction between children and their fathers.
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Daddies are very special people and usually very, very busy.  But... they love their family and want to spend quality time with their  precious children.  This sweet lift-the-flap board book documents some of the things that this particular daddy does with his little one as they celebrate having fun together.  The special aspect of the book is that kids can guess what he's about to do.  Then,  to their delight,  they  can open up the flap and discover the answer. 

"Daddy has a helmet on.
What is Daddy going to do?
Fly to the moon.
Zoom, zoom" 

The illustrations are colourful, full of detail, and kid-friendly.  The flaps are sturdy for little hands to manipulate and they aid hand-eye co-ordination.  The book is sure to spark conversations about how they engage with their own daddy as they recall fun things that the two do together.  I highly recommend this book.
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This is a sweet simple book that would make a nice Father's day gift.  It shows all the fun things that dad's do when they play with their children.  Love the bright and cheery illustrations.
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This was a cute book depicting a diverse group of father's using their imaginations to entertain their children.  I loved the flaps that hid what the dad was going to do.

I think dad and their children will have fun reading this book.
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What is Daddy Going to Do?
by Carly Madden
This charming book features diverse dads wearing or holding different articles of clothing or objects. The repeating text states what Daddy has and asks “What is Daddy Going to Do?”, encouraging children to make predictions. Bold full-color illustrations of father and child answer the question in charming, playful, and sometimes delightfully surprising ways - daddy uses his saucepan to "play in a band and make some noise!" The humorous and loving pictures will enchant small children. 


I received a digital ARC from NetGalley in exchange for this honest review
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This book would be great for introducing the comprehension strategy of predictions.  Each page asks a simple question about what dad is doing and provides clues to help you figure it out in the illustrations.  This book would open up discussions about predictions as well as stories from children making connections to each of the things the dad in the story did.  I liked how it was revealed what dad was doing by opening the flap on the page. The illustrations look like they were well thought out with just a few pictures on the page that contains the question and then a detailed page with dad’s outfit.
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This was cute and colorful, but didn’t have much of a story. The tabs and colors would be fun for a young child, though.
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I just didn’t connect with this book. I didn’t really understand the point. 

I received an advanced copy for an honest review.
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This adorably illustrated board book was cute! It follows a bunch of dads as they play and make-believe with their kids. I love anything that shows dads being fun and creative, and kids are sure to love this as well!
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What is Daddy Going to Do is a cute and simple board book that uses repetitive language to teach new vocabulary. Throughout the book, the illustrations show a diverse set of fathers using their imagination to play with their children. It is a nice book to have on the shelf but the language is a little bit boring for the small children the book is intended for.
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Toddlers will love What Is Daddy Going to Do? by Carly Madden. Each page features a simple question or an explanation of what daddy is going to do with an object. I think this will really engage young children. The illustrations are vibrant and fun. Each object (e.g. stopwatch, pan, boots, etc.) features in an activity the daddy is planning for his children. I loved the representation of involved fathers and the variety of activities shown. I wish it was a little longer, but the audience (toddlers!) do have short attention spans. They will surely enjoy this one! 

Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for providing this ARC.
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