MY DADDY IS A GIANT by Carl Norac

MY DADDY IS A GIANT

by , illustrated by
Age Range: 3 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

The pride of a young boy who is growing up just like his daddy is evident in this look at their closeness. Clouds nap on this father’s shoulders, birds nest in his hair and his hurricane sneezes blow the water in the sea away. The boy perfectly captures the perspective of young readers, to whom most adults are giants. This particular giant may make the earth tremble with his running, but children need not fear—how many true giants would stoop to playing marbles, knowing they will lose each time? The son sums it up nicely when he says, “I’m not scared of anything when I’m in my daddy’s arms.” Muted colors, blurred details and few distractions in the background bring the reader’s focus to facial expressions, which, although subtle, do make the bond between father and son that much more apparent. The matching cowlicks in their red hair help, too. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: May 23rd, 2005
ISBN: 0-618-44399-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Clarion
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 2005




MORE BY CARL NORAC

ChildrenSWING CAFÉ by Carl Norac
by Carl Norac
ChildrenMY MOMMY IS MAGIC by Carl Norac
by Carl Norac
ChildrenHELLO, SWEETIE PIE by Carl Norac
by Carl Norac

MORE BY INGRID GODON

ChildrenSOMETHING BIG by Sylvie Neeman
by Sylvie Neeman
ChildrenMY MOMMY IS MAGIC by Carl Norac
by Carl Norac
ChildrenONE BEAUTIFUL BABY by Martine Oborne
by Martine Oborne

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenAPPLESAUCE by Klaas  Verplancke
by Klaas Verplancke