DADDY'S CHAIR by Sandy Lanton

DADDY'S CHAIR

by , illustrated by
Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Grieving for his father, who has just died of cancer, Michael defends Daddy's chair from all comers. Understanding relatives gradually get him to allow temporary occupancy: his big brother may sit there while he plays chess with Michael, as Daddy did; an aunt is willing to share some of the stories Daddy told; Mommy promises to hug Michael, like Daddy did, when they watch TV together in the chair. Meanwhile, Mommy has also explained sitting shiva. With dignified simplicity--nicely reflected in Haas's eloquent monochromatic watercolors--the story conveys the family's traditions and their loving support of one another. A good addition to the literature about grief. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: June 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-929371-51-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Kar-Ben
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 1991




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