My Daddy and Me by Jerry Spinelli

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I can’t wait for my daddy to come home from work. There are so many things to do!

In a loving tribute to fathers and sons, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli and New Yorker artist Seymour Chwast join talents to celebrate the very best moment of the day: when daddy comes home.

About Jerry Spinelli

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Jerry Spinelli won the Newbery Medal in 1991 for Maniac Magee, one of his more than 25 acclaimed books for young readers. He now lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Eileen Spinelli, who is also an author of children's books.
Published May 29, 2013 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Fiction

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You’d think my dad had twenty kids!”—the intensity and directness of feeling will strike a chord in young readers or pre-readers who feel the same about their own fathers, or who are put off by the ambiguity in Douglas Wood’s What Dads Can’t Do (2000).

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In Spinelli's soothing closing scene, father serenades son ("Never, ever is my daddy too tired to sing me a lullaby when it's time for bed") and Chwast gets all the details right: the pup is tucked in, the moon shows outside the window, and a glass of water sits on the nightstand (next to a lamp ...

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