Sunday, July 7, 2019

Review - Daddy-Sitting

by Eve Coy
Date: 2017
Publisher: Clarion Books
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 32
Format: e-book
Source: library

A special treat for Father's Day—a winsome, charmingly illustrated debut picture book of role reversal: an adorable child plays parent to her engaged and affectionate daddy.

A perfect book to share whenever a father and child read together. Appealing illustrations and a text narrated by an apple-cheeked little girl describe her day with Daddy and how she behaves like the parent during their activities—an outing to the park, housework, grocery shopping—as indulgent Daddy plays along.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

Who's really taking care of whom?

This cute picture book follows a daughter and father on a day the child "daddy-sits". She takes her job very seriously. She makes sure he eats, stays safe, and gets enough exercise. The role reversal continues with the child telling her father he can be anything he wants to be. But he only wants to be one thing: her daddy.

The illustrations are really cute, and show the reality of what's going on (in contrast to the child's perception of events, which is related through the text).

This is quite cute. Kids will get a kick out of seeing the kid "take care" of her father. Adults will probably appreciate the irony as well.

Quotable moment:

Premise: 4/5
Meter: n/a
Writing: 4/5
Illustrations: 4/5
Originality: 5/5

Enjoyment: 4/5

Overall: 4.17 out of 5

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