Because Your Daddy Loves You

By Andrew Clements; R. W. Alley (Illustrator)
(Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780618003617, 32pp.)

Publication Date: April 2005

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Description
A day spent with a young child at the beach is filled with many minor dramasa lost shoe, a ball that floats too far out into the water, a drippy ice-cream cone. These can be frustrating events for both child and parent, but the daddy in this book finds a way to fix each problem, lovingly and patiently. Why? Because he loves his little girl, of course This spot-on pairing of words and images is a warm, reassuring, and humorous tribute to dads everywhere.



About the Author
Andrew Clements taught in the public schools near Chicago for seven years before moving East to begin a career in publishing and writing. He lives in Westborough, Massachusetts.

R. W. Alley has illustrated over a hundred books for children, including Enzo Races in the Rain! and the Paddington Bear books by Michael Bond. He received a Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor for Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day by Kate McMullan. He is also the illustrator of There's a Wolf at the Door, a Washington Post Best Book of the Year, and There's a Princess in the Palace, both written by his wife, the talented Zoe B. Alley. He lives with his family in Rhode Island.


Praise For Because Your Daddy Loves You

"Give this child's-eye view of a day at the beach with an attentive father high marks for coziness." KIRKUS Kirkus Reviews

"Sure to enjoy a long life as a gift book and a bedtime story." BCCB Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Pays tribute to a father's unconditional love and patience...the color cartoon illustrations echo the lighthearted mood." SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL School Library Journal

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