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Daddy's lullaby / Tony Bradman ; illustrated by Jason Cockcroft.

Bradman, Tony. (Author).
Book Book (2002.)
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 x 28 cm.
Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2002.
2 of 3 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 current holds with 3 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main Children's Picture Books Child Picture Book BRA (Text to Phone) Available -
Marblehead Children's Picturebook J EASY BRADMAN (Text to Phone) In transit -
Salem State ERA Education Resource Area Educ. Res. PR 6052 .R253 D3 2002 (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 0689842953 :
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Summary: A father takes his baby on a midnight stroll through the house, trying to get the baby to sleep.
Authors: Cockcroft, Jason, (ill.).
Citation: Bradman, Tony. "Daddy's lullaby." New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2002.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #2 April 2002
    Ages 2-4. A father comes home from work late at night to find everyone in house asleep except the cat and the baby. Holding the baby in his arms, he quietly makes his way around the house, trying to lull his youngest child to sleep. Finally, the rest of the family wakes to find the father and the baby sacked out together in the living room chair. Cockcroft's realistic illustrations, rendered in soft watercolors, effectively capture the stillness and shadows of a house late at night. He's particularly good at showing facial expressions, and his black-and-white cat seems ready to jump off the page. This is a British import, yet there are few things in the pictures or text that give its origin away. The simple story may resonate most with adults, but it effectively conveys a peaceful family moment that children will recognize, too. ((Reviewed April 15, 2002)) Copyright 2002 Booklist Reviews
  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2002 May
    PreS-After a long week of work, a father returns home Friday evening to his sleeping family. He lets the cat into the house and the two have some milk before heading upstairs. The youngest family member is awake and the attentive father cuddles and comforts his baby, talking to the infant as he checks in on his sleeping son and his wife. Tiptoeing downstairs, he relaxes in a chair and sings a song (to the tune of "Rock-a-bye Baby") to his baby, lulling them both to sleep. ("Daddy will love you and sing you to sleep-.") This slice of life is simply told and depicted in softly rendered, realistic paintings across spreads that capture the quiet of a sleeping household and a father's tenderness. Night-sky endpapers with golden stars set the stage for the evening's interaction. Libraries will want to add this lovely title to their collections.-Helen Foster James, University of California at San Diego Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

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