THE HANDSOMEST FATHER by Deborah Hautzig

THE HANDSOMEST FATHER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Marsha is so apprehensive about fathers' visiting day at school that she can't eat her dinner and tries to fake sick, but she doesn't fool her parents. She is surprised when friend Kathryn's father turns out to be the fat man near the blackboard, not the tall handsome one by the window, but ""she want[s] to hide under a desk"" when her father sneezes during introductions. But ""Nobody was staring. Nobody was laughing. Nobody even noticed!""--and when the rest of the day goes by okay she tells her father, ""I'm sure glad you came. . . . You're the handsomest father here."" Most kids will probably wonder why she was so apprehensive in the first place. Even if they identify, it's a perfunctory story.

Pub Date: Sept. 24th, 1979
Publisher: Greenwillow