Daddy Hug by Tim Warnes

Daddy Hug
Tim Warnes
HarperCollins Publishers (2008)
ISBN 9780060589509
Reviewed by Cayden (age 4) and Max (age 2) Aures and Mom for                                             Reader Views (5/08)

“Daddy Hug” is a book that looks at a number of animals and the adjectives used to describe them such as “spiky” for the porcupine and “long” for the snake.  The book shows that even though the daddy animals don’t look the same or make the same noises they still have one thing in common and that is that they all give “daddy hugs!”

Cayden:  “Porcupines have long prickly things on them.”

Max:  “Bird!”

Cayden:  “Daddy ostriches have big beaks, big feet and big legs!”

Cayden:  “Look, he is strong!”

Max:  “Strong!”

Cayden:  “Yes, he is.  He is carrying all four of his kids at the same time!”

Cayden:  “Why are snails slimy?”

Max:  “Slime!!!!”

Max:  “Snake!  Ssssssssssssss!”

Cayden:  “Sssssssssssss!”

Cayden:  “Turtles are slow because they have short legs.”

Cayden:  “Raccoons are sneaky because they like to take things like Swiper the fox likes to take things from Dora and Boots!”

Cayden:  Look- all of the daddies are hugging their babies!  That is nice!  This is my favorite page because I like that they are all hugging each other!”

Parent’s comments:
“Daddy Hug” was definitely a fun book!  The words on each page were very basic but as you can see from my children’s comments they opened the floor up for lots of discussion!  My children wanted to know why each animal did the things that they did.

Cayden also had a fun time counting all of the baby animals on each page from the one baby moose to the fourteen baby snakes!  The illustrations of the animals were wonderful and my children loved looking at the pictures of the various daddies with their children.  We highly recommend “Daddy Hug!”

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