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Daddy Island
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This picture book celebrates a small boy's relationship with his father, whom he regards as a secure island on which he can be anything he wants to be - as bright as a star, as fierce as a bear, or as still as a rock.
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About the Author

Philip Wells appears as 'The Fire Poet' in theatres and churches, pubs and castles, prisons, hospitals and schools, and has been praised by the Evening Standard as 'the foremost performance poet in England'. He has published two collections of adult poetry. Daddy Island is his first children's book and has proved to be extremely popular. Niki Daly has been illustrating and writing children's books for over twenty years. He has a long list of awards to his name including the prestigious 1995 New York Times Certificate of Excellence for Why the Sun and Moon Live in the Sky. Niki lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

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PreS-K-A little boy finds that he can imagine he is anything in the world as long as he is with his father. In well-calculated verse, he fantasizes about being a crab, a bird, a snail, sand, and more: "I am a rock on Daddy Island/I can stay very very still./Still as a mountain, still as a hill./Strong and steady, steady and still./I am a rock and I'm stiller than still." The brush, ink, and watercolor illustrations evoke a dreamy, nostalgic feeling. A small, monochromatic illustration on the left shows the pair as they interact in the "real" world, while on the facing page the youngster's imaginary world is in full color. The story highlights a special relationship in which an adult is the springboard from which a child can leap into unbridled possibilities. A delightful selection to share one-on-one or with a group.-Linda M. Kenton, San Rafael Public Library, CA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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