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A Perfect Father's Day
Contributor(s): Bunting, Eve, Meddaugh, Susan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0544709004     ISBN-13: 9780544709003
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Product Type: School And Library - Other Formats
Published: May 2016
Annotation: Susie takes her Dad to a restaurant and then they enjoy a series of special activities for Father's Day before returning home to a surprise that Mom has prepared.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Father's Day; Juvenile fiction.
Fathers and daughters; Juvenile fiction.
Picture books.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Family | Parents
- Juvenile Fiction | Holidays & Celebrations | Other, Non-religious
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2016287106
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 8.75" H x 8.50" W x 0.25" (0.56 lbs) 32 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 143716
Reading Level: 2.0   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1991 May)
PreS-K-- Wide-eyed, curly-topped Susie offers to take Dad out to eat for ``a perfect Father's Day'' (``May I drive?,'' Dad asks), then to the duck pond (``You like to feed the ducks, don't you, Dad?''), then to the park (``Do you like the monkey bars?''). Clearly the perfect Father's Day requires the perfect father, and Susie's parent quite literally takes the cake. Meddaugh's balloon-colored cartoons are perfectly tuned to the spirit of the day. With more spontaneity than most made-to-order picture books, this is an engaging family portrait and a winning tribute to ``Dad.'' --Marcia Hupp, Mamaroneck Public Library, NY Copyright 1991 Cahners Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2000 July)
PreS-Gr 1-It's Father's Day and four-year-old Susie wants to make it the best one ever for her dad, so she plans to do all of his favorite things, including lunch at a fast food restuarant, playing on the monkey bars, and riding the merry-go-round. When they arrive home after a busy afternoon, Susie announces that it has been a perfet day, and her dad agrees. Read by a young girl and an adult male, the clear, word-for-word narration of this Eve Bunting tale (HM, pap. 1993) aptly conveys the precocious innocence of Susie and the gentle patience of her father. Upbeat background music, reminiscent of a summer's day, quietly accompanies the story and allows time for page turns. The lively narration enhances Susan Meddaugh's illustrations and completes the feeling of love shared by a father and his daughter on a very special day of the year.-Veronica Schwartz, Des Plaines Public Library, IL Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.