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MY DADDY IS A GIANT by Carl Norac

MY DADDY IS A GIANT

By Carl Norac (Author) , Ingrid Godon (Illustrator)

Age Range: 3 - 6

Pub Date: May 23rd, 2005
ISBN: 0-618-44399-1
Publisher: Clarion

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)