Dad and Me in the Morning (Paperback)

By Patricia Lakin, Robert G. Steele (Illustrator)

Albert Whitman & Company, 9780807514207, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2019

List Price: 7.99*
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Early one morning, a young boy wakes to the light of his alarm clock. He puts on his hearing aids and clothes, then goes to wake his father. Together they brave the cold as they walk down the dirt road that leads to the beach. Lakin’s understated story reminds readers that sometimes the best way to communicate doesn’t involve words, while Steele’s watercolor illustrations show that beauty is never far away.

About the Author

Patricia Lakin, a former elementary school teacher and an award-winning author, has written more than 50 published works. Her books, both fiction and nonfiction, span multiple age groups—from toddlers to middle graders. Patricia lives in New York City with her husband. Robert G. Steele was originally trained as an architect and studied art in Austria as a Fulbright scholar. He has painted for Broadway productions, magazines, and many adult and children's books. He lives in California with his wife and children.