A bewitched and bemused now father records the first four years of his son's life and is quite another man than the one who...

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MY SON JOHNNY

A bewitched and bemused now father records the first four years of his son's life and is quite another man than the one who wrote Third Avenue, New York and A Man Gets Around. The reporter is here, noting and observing small fry development, but he is overshadowed by the parent, awed and grateful for this amazing, wonderful new being. From Johnny's return from the hospital, to the coming of Josephine, Mr. M. and his wife, Faith, respond with universal parental delight to Johnny's progress, from little baby to little boy, from first activities to a tonsillectomy and starting play school. Writing at home gives this daddy some extra innings- the park routine, daytime feedings, real and pretend happenings -- and makes more opportunities for speculation about the workings of his offspring's mind. For all the inward pride, there's no stickiness here for it's merely proving ""nobody can be cynical about babies"", and it's kind of nice to have a report from the man of the house. And for once it's something you can give a new father.

Pub Date: Aug. 4, 1955

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1955