Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Daddy Cuddles

Daddy Cuddles

Anne Gutman
Illustrator:  Georg Hallensleben 
Board Book
For ages 2 to 4
Chronicle, 2005   ISBN: 978-0811846745

All over the world different kinds of daddies cuddle their babies. In Australia a daddy koala cuddles his Joey and in another part of a world a daddy monkey cuddles his little furry-headed monkey child. In the freezing north in a white icy landscape a daddy penguin cuddles his chick and keeps it safe and warm.

No matter where they are all these daddies have something in common - their love and dedication for their children. Just like all those other young creatures, a little boy gets cuddled by his father as he rides on his daddy's wide shoulders.

Minimal text and na?ve style paintings in bold solid colors make this a wonderful board book for little boys and girls who may need to be reminded of their father's love.