What is Daddy Going to Do?

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Pub Date 18 May 2021 | Archive Date 17 Jun 2021

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

Dads are often busy and have lots to do, but they have fun too! Look at what Daddy is doing or wearing and see if you can guess what he's about to do! Open the flap on each spread to discover the answer in a delightful, colorful scene.

With sturdy flaps to aid hand-eye co-ordination and a question on each page to prompt conversation between parent and child, this bright, engaging board book is the perfect exploration of the activities that make up a parent and toddler’s day.

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

Dads are often busy and have lots to do, but they have fun too! Look at what Daddy is doing or wearing and see if you...

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ISBN 9780711263260
PRICE $9.99 (USD)

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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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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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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 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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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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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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