|A Perfect Father's Day Reissue Edition
Contributor(s): Bunting, Eve, Meddaugh, Susan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0395664160 ISBN-13: 9780395664162
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
OUR PRICE: $8.40
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: March 1993 Annotation: "It's Father's Day and four-year-old Susie has planned a perfect outing with all the things she knows her dad will like the best . . . Bunting's simple witty text sketches a warm father-daughter relationship and affectionately glances at the four-year-old mind at work . . . A charming Father's Day offering that would be equally good reading all year long".--Booklist. Full-color illustrations.
|Library of Congress Subjects: |
- Father's Day; Fiction.
- Fathers and daughters; Fiction.
|BISAC Categories: |
- Juvenile Fiction | Holidays & Celebrations | Other, Non-religious
- Juvenile Fiction | Family | Parents
|Lexile Measure: 430|
|Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7|
|Book type: Easy Fiction|
|Physical Information: 8.50" H x 8.75" W x 0.25" (0.25 lbs)|
|Accelerated Reader Info|
|Quiz #: 143716
Reading Level: 2.0 Interest Level: Lower Grades Point Value: 0.5
|Scholastic Reading Counts Info|
|Quiz #: Q08992
Reading Level: 2.6 Interest Level: Grades K-2 Point Value: 1.0
|Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
"I'm taking you out for Father's Day," Susie tells Dad. "First we'll go for lunch." "Good," Dad says. "May I drive?" "Certainly," Susie says. She chooses the restaurant, and pretty soon Dad can see that she's filled this special day with treats--treats for both of them When they get back home, Mom's final surprise (that isn't really a surprise at all) is a perfect ending for the perfect day.
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.