My Dad Is Big And Strong, BUT... by Coralie Saudo
A Bedtime Story

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Every night it’s the same old thing, with dad refusing to go to bed. He wants to play, read stories, even sleep with me, and when he makes his pleading face, I always give in and read him another story. But that’s it, since enough is enough. When it get’s really tough, I tell myself, "Have courage. We’re almost there."

A boy’s playful account of trying to put his dad to sleep gives children a delightful heads up on what a pain they can be at bedtime, while affirming the tender bond between father and son.

A joyful, sweet, laughter-inducing book that children will clamor to read again and again!

Coralie Saudo is a children's book author and illustrator with an altogether terrific sense of humor. She has written over twenty books, many of which she has illustrated. In this volume, her high-spirited text is perfectly matched by the high humor of Kris Di Giacomo's illustrations.

Born in Brazil, Kris Di Giacomo is a popular children's book illustrator who has lived in France for a long time. After a brief stint in the United States, she moved to France, where teaching English to young children and discovering French picture books were the triggers that led her into illustration. She has illustrated twenty picture books, a few of which she has written as well.


 

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Coralie Saudo is a children’s book illustrator, who occasionally writes books as well. She has written and illustrated over 20 books and what connects them all is her sense of humor and play. Born in Brazil of American parents, Kris Di Giacomo is a popular children's book illustrator who has lived in France for a long time. After living in the US for a while she moved to France, where teaching English to young children and discovering French picture books were the triggers that led her into illustration. Since 2005, she has illustrated twenty picture books, a few of which she has written as well.
 
Published April 17, 2012 by Enchanted Lion Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment.

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As the tension escalates with stubborn refusals and increasingly silly behavior (dad in a handstand or swinging from the chandelier), the boy turns to “the story trick [that] works every time.” Daddy wants another and another, “[b]ut enough is enough!” After a few more negotiations (tucking the f...

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Dad swings from the chandelier, begs for another story, and asks to have the light left on in this extended comedy routine about a parent who won’t go to bed, narrated by his reasonable, long-suffering son (“All right, Dad, but I’m not going to run after you.

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