Author: Peter Bently
Illustrator: Sara Ogilvie
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 2014
Themes: parent-and-child, family, stories in rhyme
Opening: Sometimes you think that your mom and your dad are there just to nag you and boss you like mad.
Summary: (from my library catalog) Although it sometimes seems that parents are just there to boss their children around, they are also good for many other things, from mending toys, kneecaps, and clothing to telling bedtime stories.
I like this book because: it’s a silky-smooth read aloud that will amuse the parents or caretakers as much as children. The illustrations are light and playful, yet Ogilvie has managed to pack so much emotion and tenderness into each and every face and posture!
Resources/Activities: make Valentine cards of appreciation for your parents or caretakers, especially if any of the text should ring true to you!
For more Perfect Picture Book Friday picks with teacher/parent resources, check out the list on Susanna Hill’s blog HERE.