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Night Shift Daddy
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PreS-Gr 1-In a lovely rhythmic text, a little girl describes her routine with her father as evening comes: "Night shift Daddy swings me high,/shares his milk and apple pie,/rocks me in the rocking chair,/reads to me and Teddy Bear." Then he goes off to work as his daughter watches from the window. In the morning just the reverse happens: the little girl and her daddy eat breakfast together and then "I lead him to the rocking chair,/then read to him and Teddy Bear," after which she tucks him into bed before going out to play. The soft, dark, jewel-toned illustrations evoke feelings of coziness, underlined by the pet cat pictured on almost every spread. The love between the two protagonists is beautifully conveyed, by both words and pictures, making this a perfect bedtime read-aloud, especially for families in which an adult works the night shift. A unique and special treat.-Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

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