In “My Daddy and MeNewbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli creates a heartwarming portrayal of a father-son relationship. By using dogs to personify the human characters, Spinelli tells a story that transcends all barriers, even species!

“I cant wait for my daddy to come home from work. There are so many things to do!”

The flappy-eared pup waits in anticipation for his daddy to come home from work.

Whether its cookie time, playing magic, or planting tomatoes in the garden it is clear that spending time together is their favorite time of the day.

Even when Daddy is too tired from work he is never too tired to sing pup a lullaby before bed.

The illustrations by Seymour Chwast are simple, almost childlike, yet captivating. The bright colors and varying patterns keep kids engaged and artfully depict the actions described by the text.

One aspect of this book that teachers and parents will enjoy is the simple language and storyline that many kids will be able to read aloud themselves. The story is told from the first person point of view of the little pup, and therefore encourages the reader to relate to the characters.

This book is sure to please with its simple tribute to dads everywhere.

Happy reading!

Monica & Hilary

–This blog post is dedicated to our dads! 

My Daddy and Me


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