My Dad Is Big And Strong, BUT...
A Bedtime Story
Publication Date: May 2012
Categories: Family - General
Bedtime as seen through the eyes of a little boy who is trying to get his dad to bed!
Coralie Saudo is a children’s book illustrator, who occasionally writes books as well. She has written and illustrated over 20 books and what connects them all is her sense of humor and play.
Born in Brazil of American parents, Kris Di Giacomo is a popular children's book illustrator who has lived in France for a long time. After living in the US for a while she moved to France, where teaching English to young children and discovering French picture books were the triggers that led her into illustration. Since 2005, she has illustrated twenty picture books, a few of which she has written as well.
"Inventively illustrated and impossibly adorable, this is a book children will gobble up. And ask for again." -- Pamela Paul, The New York Times Book Review
Saudo’s faux adult patter, translated persuasively by Bedrick, is dead on (We said one story, and we’ve already read two. That’s enough for tonight”). Go to F**k to Sleep tried to convey a difficulty of the bedtime routine for parents; this is more imaginative, and can actually be read aloud to children.” Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
Young insomniacs will recognize themselves in the antics of the oversized dad and enjoy poring over the naively drawn details found on every page.” Kirkus Reviews
"A turning of the tables and charming artwork set this warm and funny bedtime book apart from its kin...A guaranteed bedtime winner." - Jennifer M. Brown, Shelf Awareness (March 21, 2012)
"...one of the most charming and engaging picture books to hike down the pike in years. A story that upsets expectations but retains its heart, this is the perfect bedtime fare for any kiddo that rejects the very notion of going to sleep (and who has a sense of humor).
The art itself is just a delight. [...] Finally, from an aesthetic standpoint I couldn’t help but love that the pages of the book itself were thick and sturdy. They make it feel like it’s worthy of holding on to and treasuring.
This book is a true original in the best sense. Consider it your own little secret weapon on the war on bedtime. A find." -- Elizabeth Bird, Fuse #8