My Dad Is Big and Strong, But...
A Bedtime Story
Publication Date: April 2012
List Price: $16.95*
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Bedtime as seen through the eyes of a little boy who is trying to get his dad to bed!
"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