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Daddy Hugs 1-2-3 (2005): Daddies Can Do It, Too

Karen Katz, Daddy Hugs 1-2-3 (Scholastic, 2005)


photo credit: Simon and Schuster

Dads rock!

Basic, and extremely cute, counting book focusing on the bond between a father and a child (and a nosy cat who pops up in every picture, making it good for find-the-object type games when the child gets a little older). The only problem I have with it is nitpicky; it seems like things are out of order (some stuff towards the beginning would seem to infer a child who can already walk, while later pictures are definitely infant-based), but most people probably won’t even notice. Bottom line is, though, both the kid and I like this one a lot. *** ½

About Robert "Goat" Beveridge

Media critic (amateur, semi-pro, and for one brief shining moment in 2000 pro) since 1986. Guy behind noise/powerelectronics band XTerminal (after many small stints in jazz, rock, and metal bands). Known for being tactless but honest.

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